Played my first gig with my new Focus 2R III last night and am VERY happy! I was a little traumatized when I packed up my Eden WT550 and sent it away. I've owned 7 Eden heads over the years and while also owning many of the other big names (Aguilar,Demeter, Euphonic Audio,etc.) I kept coming back to Edens. But I felt I wanted more clarity and definition on live gigs. I was really amazed at my sound last night. I was using my Epifani 210UL (4 ohm) and was playing with a loud variety band. I've never been able to hear myself better on stage. I had some PA support but about 75% came from my rig. One thing I was concerned about due to some prior discussions here was a potential lack of punch from the Focus compared to the Eden but I actually had great punch and the low end was amazingly tight and controlled. Top end was clear and clean with no harshness or sterility which I was particularly concerned with going from tube pre to solid state. I used my Lakland 4-94 with ash/maple top body and ebony board and my new/used Valenti 4 string with alder body,pau ferro board and Sadowsky electronics. The Valenti's low end punch was just amazing. I'm also very happy with the onboard effects. They sound great and are voiced very nicely although it would be cool to have them footswitchable. All in all, a great little amp!