Well, I am impressed with this lightweight combo amp. It has a rich tone and is user friendly. You have the basic 3 band eq layout with a frequency shape. This little amp is loud and has a full range 12" cone. You can gig with this combo just make sure you use the on board DI and come through the house and let this be your personal monitor so you do not blow the cone. This is a major step up from the original kickback 12. From 120 watts to 500 watts is a great boost. Plus this kickback the weight has been reduced. This is a great buy.