Its nice, compact, fairly light...and Loud! Haven't fiddled with the tone shape much yet, so can't really evaluate it. I play a bass fiddle. I have a Behringer tube preamp that rounds the wave tops nicely. On my old amp it was a 'given' I could never hear myself when playing in a group that got a little rowdy. That's not the case anymore, especially as it's pointing right at me like a stage monitor. This is my first dealing with Sam Ash, and they priced it fair and square. They seem to know their business.