This is amazing. I play for my own enjoyment, but I was so frustrated how little output I was getting from my regular amplifier for my bass. I just couldn't justify a huge expenditure. I went into a Sam Ash store, and got expert assistance and found the perfect amp at the perfect price. I was going to spend more online at an auction site for the wrong amplifier. Sam Ash is wonderful; its people are non-judgmental but just as enthusiastic as you are, and the prices are great. And it looks cool. For a casual player, I can knock my neighbors off their sofas. If I wanted to.