It is my contention that one would never really need more than 130 watts in an amp to play any gig. Just read in another thread that someone had the "painful" experience of having to play through a 350 watt amp as opposed to his regualar 700 watts and it got me thinking. My amp is 130 watts. I never needed more than that (and I play with a REALLY loud drummer). Any club I play it either has enough power, or it gets miked - and when it gets miked I'm always told to turn it down to next to nothing anyhow - even in really big venues. Sometimes they even MAKE ME go through the monitors. I've played outdoors with this amp also - never a problem. Wuts the deal - why does anyone really need any more???????