The H&K Switchblade is one hell of an amp. Feed it anything and it sounds great; humbuckers, single coils, piezos, even the melody side if my Chapman Stick. Beautify cleans and thick but articulate high gain tones are what makes the Switchblade work for me every time. I looked long and hard to replace my old programable tube preamps and could not be happier to discover the Hughes and Kettner Switchblade. The amps versatility lets me capture the entire pallet of tones I need to perform the music of Artizan.