I'm sure someone will say I'm over-rating this, but I really feel that my first bass head was a great choice and a perfect stepping stone in discovering what real tone and flexibility is like.
I paired this head with a matching VX215, and it worked beautifully. Pushed the drivers very well, and really helped me to progress beyond a bedroom bassist.
Using a REAL eq so early in the game was pretty tricky, but as I said, this amp made it a perfect stepping stone toward proper tone.
I wish I could rate higher than 5.0 for build quality! This head was a tank and shoed me that inexpensive gear can still be gig-tough. The same can be said for its overall value.