I found it for a killer price on cragislist. I haven't checked it out yet, but from what I understand the pre-amp is definitely necessary on them. It's 70lbs and 160w. Is that more than I'll ever need? I'm not gigging yet, and will hopefully have an electric again, but I want to focus on my upright anyways. Is it worth my time to check it out? I want to get in a band or two, and plugging in will help my chances with anything more than just an acoustic trio.