Swirly, I have a V-Amp2 and believe me, decent rhythm and lead tones ARE obtainable with this little blue gem. The key is to tweak, tweak, and tweak some more. Don't rely on the factory presets as they are nothing to write home about. Test out different amp models, check out the different cab models (I recomment 12 and 15 for tightness in rhythm distortion), moderate gain, and tweak the EQ a lot. When running this thing through my BOSE sound system, I can range my tones from a warm jazz tone, a spanky yet sparkly clean, a slightly scooped thrash metal sound, and even a liquid-smooth John Petrucci-esque lead tone. TWEAK IT!