From what I read, the Atomic seems to get the best reviews but I don't like that wedge look. Too weird looking for me. My Friedman looks just like the tube amps I've played all my life. The only negative review it gets that I agree with is that it's a little to dark, not bright enough however I clean that right up with my Fractal. I can dial in whatever I want with my AX8 so given that, I'd gig with nothing less.