I would stress that while this could be used for stage work, I would think most pro Bass players (by the way I am not) would prefer the 250 or 500 Combo, I believe they have a bit more flexibility. For me I am a You Tube play along hobby guy. This AMP is way more than enough for me and Blackstar have made it simple to operate and get an incredible sound from. For the price point I am convinced that there isn't a better AMP on the market. Hats off to Blackstar, helping me get a stellar sound at a great price!