Anyone who is contemplating buying a Genz-Benz bass amplifier should read this... About 6 months ago, I needed a new bass amp, preferably larger than 100 watts. So I go to this place called Guitar World to get it, who I've had a good relationship with. It was between an SWR ($400) and an amp I'd never heard of that cost about $320 that my teacher recommended, a Genz-Benz. Playing it at the store it had a real good tone, great for the price. There were 2 of them. The next day, I bought one of them, not knowing which was the one I had played the other day. When I brought it home, it snapped, popped, and crackled like a mother f***er. So we brought it back, Guitar World sent it back, no questions asked. About 3 months later we get the amp back, and I am very excited, I mean surely, there couldn't be any problems, right? Lord, was I wrong, the problem seemed to be worse. So I e-mailed Genz-Benz and got a reply from the guy who worked on it. He claimed there were no problems at the factory, and he said that as soon as I sent it back he would try to look for a problem. So we bring it back to Guitar World, and wait about 2 more months. So we ask Guitar World about it and they said that Genz Benz had told THEM to fix it. So Guitar World did a damn good job fixing it and now my amp sounds great, no thanks to Genz Benz. Seriously consider your position on Genz Benz amplifiers after reading this, I wish I would have.