I recently bought a Fender Player Series bass and needed an amp to go with it that I could use for gigs. This amp was perfect for that and then some! I went with the 500 watt so I wouldnt have to really worry about upgrading or not having enough power when playing out. This amp also has a line out so I can run right into a house PA system if I needed to. It's a great sounding amp that I now use in my apartment (over any other practice amp since it can still be pretty quiet), band rehearsals and gigs. Not to mention the things you can change in terms of your tone is incredible. Clear differences in tone depending on which one or multiple you have activated. It's almost as if I just bought a whole 2nd instrument by buying this amp! Definitely worth the money and you'll have fun with it for hours on end. Another big plus is that it's super light! I'm a weakling to begin with so carrying a 36lb bulky amp isnt the absolute easiest task per say... but it's a heck of a lot better than the cabinet and head I use to use.