I give it a solid 8. A great sounding amp, but not great for home use. This thing sounds stunning in a live setting or when cranked up. I wouldn't suggest this amp to a bedroom player, as it just sounds OK at low volumnes....it is clearly geared/voiced to gigging players. I've been playing for 25 years. My other amps include a marshall JCM800, a mesa boogie DC-3, a carvin x-100B, and a line6 flextone II. In the past I have owned a fender twin reverb re-issue, a fender blues junior, a roland jazz chorus 77, and a bunch of cheap practice amps.