I've got a mini-rehearsal with some new band members tomorrow, so I thought I'd just take my little SWR Workingman's 12. I dug it out of the cabinet where it's been for over six months, and plugged it in. I recalled that it needs a little help at the input stage (I usually put a SABDDI in front of it), but I hooked up my Yamaha NE-1 instead. This is the first time these two pieces of gear have seen each other at my house. My, my, what a pleasant surprise! I had forgotten what a great little amp this thing is. I played my 55-94 through it, and got some fabulous, growly J-bass sounds out of it. Very decent. Lately, I've been playing some smaller venues running through an Avalon U5 straight to the board. That's a great sound, but the only on-stage sound I get is through the monitors. I think next time I'm gonna take the little WM-12, plug into it through the NE-1, and run the DI out to the board. Then I'll have a decent stage sound to listen to. Bottom line, for all you guys I've recommended the WM-12 to, I reiterate my recommendation. It's a great rig for rehearsals and small gigs, especially if you give it a little help.