Well, I've had this for about a month and a half now, figure it's time for a real review and NAD thread now that I've really spent some time with it.
Behold: The Budda Superdrive 30!
Isn't it cute?
I played this at a local Daddy's Music and just had to have it. This thing really just rips.
It is a very 'transparent' amp, in that it sounds dramatically different depending on which guitar you're using. In terms of responsiveness, no matter where the drive control is set, backing off the volume cleans it right up. Even with the drive channel selected and drive maxed, it's not a problem to roll back, lighten up, and get a clean sound.
And what a clean sound! Clear and crisp yet warm, and the 'bright' switch does an amazing Fendery clean. Single-coils really, really rock here. Instant Hendrix/SRV with a Strat-y neck pickup.
The drive channel is where it's at, though. This thing will do anything from classic rock rhythm to NWOBHM rhythm with no issues, and the lead tones are incredible. Extremely smooth, complex, and full-sounding... think Santana or Robben Ford.
This thing LOVES the JB pickup, by the way. It's clear and bright, but smooth at the top end, with no wooliness or painful high-frequency spikiness. It does one thing, but it does it very, very well.
The EQ controls are a bit weak... they don't change the character of the sound much more than subtly, but it sounds pretty damn awesome as is so I don't mind all that much.
Also, this fucker is LOUD. Holy shit. For a 1x12 combo, this thing will take your head off. It doesn't have much 'thump,' but you can set it up with an extension cab that can be toggled via footswitch. Through a 4x12 it puts out some serious volume.
It's a seriously cool amp... and you don't see too many of them around too.
That is pretty cool.