Yeah, with fresh rounds on my bass, it's just blissful. Not a lot of low-low bass, nor could I overpower a drumming gorilla, but it works. And that, to me, is worth quite a lot. Knowing full well that each time I flip the power switch, it's gonna work is something I have to be able to take for granted.
It is not an option.
There is no room for worry, or wonder.
It MUST be AK-47, C130 Hercules kinda of reliable, because that's what I need. I have enough things to sweat, my amp shouldn't add to my anxiety.
No, it doesn't provide all the features I sometimes want, but it ALWAYS has exactly what I need.
Hell, one time I wacked mine with a mallet just to see what would happen (inebriated, that's why). Guess what? Nothing happened...