Before deciding to buy this amp, I tried out all the top names and models in my price range but always found a reason to not go with one of those. Either due to the lack of a midrange control knob, too much of a tone difference between the clean and the OD channel, it being way too bright sounding or the worse which is not having enough clean headroom. For me the most important thing on an amp is a warm but crystal clear clean tone with lots of headroom. The second most important is that it take pedals great.The amp also has to be able to be played both at bedroom and club gig volumes.
I play with the Seymour Duncan Hot Rodded humbucker set on my Ibanez prestige ar2619 and was pleasantly surprised with the tone I was able to dial in, exactly what I was looking for, "Warm and crystal clear". Furthermore, all my pedals sound great on this amp which is no surprise when you can achieve such a full bodied and articulate tone.
For those who are curious about what pedals I use: Wah-Wah, OD, Fuzz, Octaver, Phaser, Tremolo, Envelope Follower, Analog Delay, and Digital Reverb.
Now to the pros: a warm and crystal clear clean tone, plenty of clean headroom, takes pedals great, really nice looking, nice sounding reverb p, sturdy and nice feeling foot pedal and last but not least, an incredible value for what it offers.
Now the cons: OD channel sounds best with the gain around 7 so its not as versatile as a pedal, I would have liked a bit more bass tone to work with, but it has enough, the reverb doesn't sound as good at high settings, the effects loop hisses slightly but then again, since I don't use the OD channel I put my pedalboard in the front of the amp and there it is dead silent.
So to sum this all up, I feel that unless you are looking for the specific sound that one of the well known brands offer and are willing to pay dearly for it, this amp should satisfy your needs and offer you good basis for your pedals.
A great value and equally great service from the people at Thomann!