Recently I picked up a used Ampeg B5R from another TBer. Due to some serious personal issues, band rehearsal got bumped a few times. Today, I finally got to use this head for a full rehearsal. All I can say is,,,why did I wait so long??? Granted, I know this is a solid-state amp and not one of the tube heads that really make Ampeg a player's favorite, but still, what a difference!!! I was using a vintage SWR Studio 220 with a Workingmans 410 cab but I was straining the head and I really wasnt being heard. Well, today I used the Ampeg and it was amazing how much better everyone was hearing me! The only thing I need to do is to turn up the gain when I use the distortion channel to blend in some dirt on some of our songs. I know I'll probably never own one of their 75 lb behemoths, but I'm really digging what I'm hearing from this amp!!