I was always a Fender amp guy with the Gretsches, But recently made a few changes and I still have the Bassman, But got a Marshall DSL 40 CR. The Filters sound AMAZIING through this amplifier. I never thought the cleans with a little hair on it would make me so happy. The heavier distortion which is so sweet through the amp works VERY well with them also. It is a homerun for anyone who is trying new sounds. So much different with the EL34's and in a nice way!