I have been searching for a combo amp to use for band practices that was around 100W, and under 40#. I've been looking at Hartke Kickbacks, and even tried finding some of the GK Backlines. I used to own an SWR WM-10 and sold it because I couldn't get sounds out of it that I cared for. Well, on my last visit to my local Sam Ash store, I discovered that they are closing out Ashdown. Not because of any problems, but simply because they aren't selling. I was offered an Electric Blue 12 for $230. I bought it. Sound is nice. Not as good as my Ampeg B-100R, but nice. And it's a whole lot lighter. Well, the amp is missing one of the little buttons that goes on the front panel push switches. I email'd Ashdown about it to see what hoops I'd have to jump through and what it would cost. Much to my surprise, I received a return email informing me that the part was already on it's way to me and that they were sorry for it's falling off. That's service my friends. With a capital "S". I'll have to look a little closer at Ashdown equipment. I've been a Ampeg devotee for years, but I can add other stuff too. Just thought I'd pass this on. So many companies these days forget that the customer should be treated right. Read the thread over in the bass section on Ken Smith. Whew! What a mess.