I dodged the proverbial Behringer bullet with this one... was really considering the cheap Behringer BX1200.. when I found... The Roland DBass 500... for... wait... forrrrr... $500 Australian (about 350 US)... in a pawn shop... (my american friend loves pointing out how I pronounce pawn as porn )... Man this thing is rated 160 watts... but its the loudest friggin 160 combo amp ive ever heard... I can honestly say its the best amp ive ever owned (no joke, this is only my second... heh) Great chorus effect and compression and awesome low end punch and I love their tube amp modelling... great tone.. could use more memory functions..... I didnt take it past 4 because my house was rattling ... far exceeded my expectations... and I tested that Behringer...and some other, well out of my price range amps (Hartke wedges..dont know their real name [the one that looks strikingly similair to the Behringer BX1200], fender bassman etc...) this one kicked em all... even the higher watts fender bassman... I was gonna settle for the Behringer (i know you all hate the B word) but for about $100 more, which was still in budget, I've found myself an amp that I won't be replacing any time soon SO PROBABLY THE ONLY REAL WORTH READING THING IN THIS POST.. sorry about my blabbering.. ( im just so happy ) IT DIDNT COME WITH : -The footswitch pedal -And the manual EDIT: OH doi... the manufacturers website has the manual... Double doi... i found the footswitch as well Rickity rock!