I like it more than I liked my rectos but it doesn't slay them at all they're just different. I'd say if I wasn't going for the tech/death style I'd still prefer rectos but this amp just does the style I'm going for right now much better. I tried my FIRST one a decade ago and several since then. There's one at my practice spot sometimes that another guy that jams with my drummer occasionally leaves there. I plugged into it 2 weeks ago and yep... still don't like 'em.