Needed something smaller than my Schroeder 1210 as 80% of the my playing is going to be sans drummer. Awe-some! I'll refer you to the excellent reviews of BigString and TomBowlus if you want to hear about the tone. Thanks guys! I think.... I ordered the EX to go with it this morning. As much as I like the Schroeder, I might let it go because I need the modularity. I thought about the Mini 12's, but I have always wanted to hear the bergies. Also, I've been hearing around here that my Ashdown ABM500 is a great match for the bergies. Confirmed!