Some wonderful friends of mine, including Andrea (my girlfriend?) have bought me a Behringer BX600 for my birthday - as per my request. Damn! I've owned and returned lotsa amps, I don't think this one's going back. Only did a house test thus far. Compared it with my Peavey. It sounds unbelievable! It's only 60 watts yet pumps out volume at 2 that my 130 watt Peavey cranks out at almost half way up. And it's incredibly warm and versatile. They advertise it as having a very "musical" 4 band EQ, and I gotta agree. There's a whole lotta useful range in all the knobs. I can use them all at 0 or 10 and still get very usable different sounds. At 0 most tone controls produce nothing, and at 10 they're overwhelming - not on this amp. I'm diggin it bigtime. And it's only $139. I wanted and needed an amp for acoustic gigs, and at low volumes this thing has punch that there's no way I'm getting out of the Peavey or my Hartke. Not too sure if it's gonna fair very well with The Nerve! (meaning against a very hardly hit drum set), but I know I'm gonna try it at least once in a little bar. I'm sure it can cut a low volume gig. The owners manual talks the thing up bigtime and if all they say is true I don't think this amp can be beat for bang for the buck. It seems really solidly built, the controls are really responsive, everything seems pretty heavy duty, not cheezy. They claim to be able to sell them as cheaply as they do because the more they sell the cheaper they can buy the parts, and they pass that savings along to us. For some reason I believe them. Maybe because they claim to use environmentally friendly materials. Maybe it's because they thanked me in the into to their owners manual for purchasing their product as opposed to congratulating me. I'm weird with stuff like that sometimes. Thus far I cannot say enough good about this thing. And my friends too. They're so cool. I'll post updates and a complete review with the amp name in the title (for others searching) once I get to know it a little better. PS. A few years back I bought a Carvin combo for about $400. I cannot even begin to describe the sound and quality difference in these 2 amps. I returned the Carvin immediately. IMO it was unusable. Perhaps I got lemon, but all that thing did was rattle, and and it seemed really cheesily made. I compare the 2 because they were both bought mail order, sight unseen.