Re: New here, here\'s my gear...
I loooove the distortion. I have the Koch because I live in an apartment and I'm just a little bedroom player... it's a very LOUD 20W, I can only get it up to about 2 with the preamp set on 5 and have it at a reasonable level without the attenuator(I can get it up to 4 or so with the attenuator). Crank that preamp up to 8(of course, volume goes up with that it seems), and you're gettin' pretty nasty, yet smooth distortion. On 11... hope you have your windows boarded up. :-P
Great, great little amp. I might upgrade to a Shiva or something at some point(I know, don't need one, but I'm a gear-fanatic), but my Astroverb isn't going ANYWHERE! I'll have 'er 'till I die.
At the moment, I have:
Volume: 2(Koch isn't hooked up at the moment)
Nice Santana "Smooth"-esque tone with those. Can't say enough great things about my little amp.