Guitar Center is selling these at $450 as part of their anniversary sale. Seems like a good price. I've played with it and I can get good sounds out of it in the showroom, but how does it fair for live gigs? I'd connect it to a PA for room sound and a power amp for onstage amplification. I might like to have 3 or 4 pre-sets to switch between funk, rock, pop, and country - sometimes all in the same set. My other choices are (used) Alembic F-1X or Ampeg SVP-Pro. At $450 they are all pretty close in price. Real world experience using it for live gigs would be nice.