They're really similar. You can pretty much dial in the sound of the SS-100 with the BE-100 Deluxe since it's such a flexible amp with all of its voicing options. I don't know that I'd say the SS has anymore snap or kerrang vs the DLX. If you're at ear level with your speakers both amps are capable of a ton of snap/high end content, so that might just be a factor of hearing the amp mic'd up. If you have the BE-100 Deluxe on the high gain structure switch setting (the default BE Channel sound) and all other switch settings turned off to their default position, I'd say the BE has a tiny bit more top end presence and a bit more focused bottom end. The SS has a bit more low-mid content to my ears, almost like you turned on the FAT switch on the BE-100 deluxe, not the same, but in the ball park. Maybe slightly more vintage voiced? Hard to describe this level of tone nuance, and I don't want to speak for any manufacturer, this is just my interpretation.What is your take on the difference in tone on the gain channel of the SS-100 and the BE DLX? I have the BE DLX and to me the SS-100 has more "snap" and "kerrang" to the tone, definitely more open and less compressed.