I almost posted this days ago, but my internet service cut out! My quest for an AI Contra began several months ago. Long story short, I made a lot of fried chicken over the past few months and TBeers has the patient of a saint. It arrived last Tuesday...the day after I took my DB to the shop. I still don't have it back yet, but I have tried it with the following: Yamaha fretless slab Epiphone jazzbox guitar Samick fretted slab And with all of them, it's sounded great. Especially the guitar...nicest jazz tone I've gotten with one was through this amp. I used it at school for a couple live performances (including going direct to the PA) and it served its purpose fantastically. Sounds nicer for slab than my Yorkville XS400, and with only 50 watts less power (the Yorkville needs an extension cabinet to go above 250 watts and I don't need that much in the foreseeable future) I don't think I'll be keeping the Yorkville around next year. I'll put a little update up here when I get my DB out of the shop (it's getting setup work done and I'm putting an Obli D and G on) about how it sounds with the doghouse. The amp itself is an older Series II from before the amp was recessed into the cabinet. The only problem I've had with it is the softwood of the cabinet (pine?) is starting to strip where the screws are beside the little...leg dealie (is there a name for that?) that props it up. Sounds and looks great, and immensely more portable than my only other good amp.