Got a Nextone Stage on Monday and I'm liking it. The tones are good to great, not amazing, and the feature set is exactly what I needed in another amp. This ones for grab and go jamming and quiet practice. I don't do any gigging, but I'm sure it would be fine. Firstly what it's not, It's not a Katana with heaps of options that are readily available, and it doesn't sound like a tube amp that costs 2 to 3 times more. So what is it? When used in standard mode it's a good sounding two channel solid state amp with tube amp-like response that has an adjustable output stage and built in boost, delay and reverb. In custom mode, using the software, you can "design" your own two channel amp by mixing output stage type and tweaking EQ, bias and sag characteristics. You can select different boosts, reverbs, delays or tremolo and tweak their parameters. There's a nice bright/fat switch and tap tempo for the delay/tremolo. I have my custom mode set up for a 6V6 Tweed sound on the clean channel, set just on the edge of breakup, and when I kick on the clean boost I get that nice almost-exploding Tweed sound. The lead channel is EL34 crunch set to AC/DC levels of gain. The treble boost pushes me into Sabbath territory. I'm still waiting for the footswitch to arrive, but that will allow switching of channels, boost, bright/fat, delay/tremolo and fx loop. There's also jacks for a volume pedal and tap tempo switch. I've been jamming with a drummer, and this will be perfect for that. With just a guitar, amp and footswitch I can get pretty much any tone I'd need. I think this is an amp people are going to either love or hate, and until you play one you won't be sure which you are. For my purposes it's got a perfect layout and feature set. The tones are really good and it's a lightweight compact rig that I can have lots of fun with.