Guitar Center has a 15% off coupon you can print off their website. That plus a $200 instant rebate = a happy basser. The sales person was very cool and walked me over to the drum section for a $3 Yamaha drum key which qualified the purchase for 12 mos. no interest. SCORE! I am very impressed with the unit, it has none of the noise issues that I experienced with the GK micro head and all of the tone while being more versitile IMO. Not to diss the GK, I probably just got a bad one. I will surely try their next revision of that head. The F1 is a winner for sure.