I've been playing for over 25 years and am a huge fan of tube amps. I play a 1979 Ovation UKII, which has high output, passive pickups with coil switches. I use a variety of effects, Ibanez, DOD, MXR, and Electro Harmonix, all of them vintage. I've worked in several different music stores over the years, and I've tried alot of equipment. This is the one amp I intend to hold onto forever, I've had it since 2003, and can't imagine recording without it. If you want classic tube sound for guitar or harmonica, buy it if you can find one, you wont be dissapointed.