This fall/winter I was having a period where all my old favorite amps were crapping out on me and decided instead of wasting time and money of several projects to just invest in something new (I'll get around to fixing all the old stuff, just wanted an excuse to buy something new). I started doing research and reading reviews and the new Boss Katsna amps kept poping up on my radar. Wasnt even thinking solid state at the time. Thought it might have been alot of hype. I read every review and watched every youtube video and was greatly impressed at what I saw and heard. Wasnt a type of amp I would have considered. But the range of what it could do amazed me, and the price was right. I ruled out the 50w, then was down to the 1 12 or 2 12....ended up with the 2 12. I ordered it from sweetwater, and as usual service was top notch. I held onto the box because I was unsure of this amp, but within a few hours of trying it out and seeing the depth and range of sounds I was getting, I knew this was the right amp for me. Seriously, the hype about these amps is legitimate, the cleans are spectacular and this range of grit and dirt you can push this to is amazing. I thought I wouldnt even be interested in the built in effects but they are just amazing, it really is like have a boss pedal board in front of you. This amp has actually inspired me and opened up a load more possibilities to my playing. I'm just blown away at how much you can get out of such a small package. If you guys have not tried one of these I highly recommend you do yourself a favor and check em out.