1 Jack Stacey 10 months ago I was thinking about getting a little practice amp, and something that I can take to jam session without lugging a huge 410 around. I've read reviews about the little 5w G5222, and it seems like it's either a "love it" or "hate it" amp. I'm looking for a Fender tweed Champ sound without paying a premium for one from the 50's. It seems like these are a commonly modded amp. But what's the stock sound like? I'm really just concerned with the distortion of the amp. Is it a smooth break-up? Or is it more of a harsh sound? Switching the preamp tube might help, but I'm not sure if it's worth it to mod this little amp when there's a better alternative practice amp available.