Even though I am primarily a bass player, I have owned virtually every amp that Andy has put into production with the exception of the Mantis (metal). I also worked for Andy for a number of years so I'm a bit biased but I like to think I'm one of the "many bass players who asked for a bass amp that reflected the same commitment to tone that our guitar amps have." I've been waiting since about 2001 (or 2002 ... my memory is shot) for this amp to go into production. Of course, now that it's a reality, I can't afford it! 8-( You guys should also check out Andy's bass pedal, Jersey Thunder. I'm waiting for one of those to show up one day ... soon, I hope.