Granted I only have experience with a 2525, and I LOVE it for it's range of crunchy/distorted tones but all of you guys saying it sounds good clean I just don't get. It sounds like my DSL40C clean. Very sterile and flat. I used to think it sounded good until I got a Fender Blues Jr. Totally different sound. So warm and full. It's a sound that I've never heard from any Marshall (and I LOVE my Marshalls)!!