So this is a little late as I have been a little busy, but I figured you guys would appreciate this little badboy.
This is a Driftwood Mini Nightmare, which is the little brother to the Purple Nightmare, and it's not exactly a mini amp in features or size for that matter. It's kind of in between a lunchbox and full size amp.
It produces 45w off of two 6L6s, as opposed to the 20-25w that most lunchbox amps make off of their 6V6 or EL84 tubes.
Feature wise, it's pretty damn rich, even by full sized amp standards:
It has two channels with independent gain and eq, a low gain and high gain mode for the dirty channel, an assignable/footswitchable loop, an assignable/footswitchable TS style overdrive circuit with Gain, Volume and Tone controls, a Direct out with poweramp defeat with a bypassable cab sim with 2 voicings, a built in noise gate with a threshold control (on the back panel) and even a 9v DC out to power a pedal.
Soundwise I think this thing is very cool and pretty different from my other amps, it kinda has an SLO vibe to it in my opinion but a lot tighter and not as dark. The mids kind of remind me of the rich mids of the KSR Orthos that Nolly had, but with a tighter low mid. The OD circuit pairs well with the amp and gives you that extra saturation and tightens the low end further, and it seems to be on the more tame and transparent side from my comparisons with boost pedals in front of the amp. This is all in the high gain mode, with the low gain enabled, it tends towards a crunch, and has more of a high mid focus. Personally I keep it in the high gain mode most of the time, although the low gain is fun.
A wonderfully pleasant surprise is the clean channel, which is very sparkly and pristine. It doesn't really break up unless you crank the gain. It's not the warmest clean, but I don't think they were going for that at all, and it's moderately compressed which is good because it pairs well with the dirty channel as a result. The OD circuit can bring the dirt and warmth back in, so it's a very versatile channel as a result.
I haven't played around with the direct out yet, but I actually did reamp one song on the upcoming Haunted Shores Viscera EP with this amp using my Two Notes Torpedo Reload to crank the poweramp. The settings in most of the pics are actually the reamp settings I used (with the OD pedal on) and I'm really happy with how the guitars came out on that song.
Anyways here are pics:
And here are some quick instagram clips if you want to hear the sound in the room: