There is a pretty clean Aguilar AG500 combo at a pawnship in my area that I have played through a few times. It sounds pretty good, but I wonder if the fact that I know it is an expensive amp might be coloring my opinion of it. I know this is an older model that I don't think is made any more. I saw a review of it in Bass Player from 2005 that is over all positive but not glowing. The bottom line is that I want to hear from people who have played it to know whether or not it worth getting for around $800.