The Mesa Boogie Triple Crown TC-50 features no less than three channels. The first channel is a clean one, it has tons of headroom and sparkle, and in case you want to add a little edge to your clean tone a drive switch will get you there. The clean channel takes pedals well and serves as a great basis for your tone. Channel two is the most versatile one in our opinion as it delivers tone that goes from slightly overdriven to modernly distorted. The gain knob is sensitive and offers a lot of sound possibilities when used in combination with the on board EQ and the Norm/Tight switch. If you need more gain then it's time to switch to channel three on the Triple Crown TC-50, which as Mesa says, is perhaps the highest gain channel they have ever made. That said, you will be surprised how clean it can get when tuning its gain and EQ channels counterclockwise. To these three versatile channels you can add reverb which is separately adjusted per-channel. Mesa added to the Triple Crown TC-50 a Cab Clone out. In case you are in the studio or on stage and want to avoid micing or even bringing a cabinet, you can plug the TC-50, using the Cab Clone out, directly to the console. Another point worth mentioning is that you can power the Mesa Boogie Triple Crown TC-50 using either EL34, 6L6 or 6V6 tubes.