Popped into the local boogie dealer today and saw a Stiletto Triendent. At first glance, its pretty. 2 Channels, couple options per channel (clean, overdrive, crunch) Plugged in with a ESP M-II jammed a little bit. The clean is just an average clean channel. Nothing special. The distortion on the amp is very comprable to a Marshall. Real middy sound, not a WHOLE lot of gain to it. The notes rang clear and sound good for what it was. It's basically Mesa's version of a JCM 900. By far not a metal amp. It'd be great to have in a studio for some lighter distortion sounds.