I’m not normally one to do the whole “New (insert gear) Day” thing, but this GK amp is blowing my mind and I feel compelled to share. Unboxing: It was shipped in a very well-padded, heavy duty box from the factory. Upon pulling the amp out of the box, there were no signs of any marks, scratches, etc. Test #1, P-bass: With a flat EQ and the bass’s knobs cranked, I got a perfectly usable, if not aggressive, tone. Boy was this thing able to get loud! I don’t just mean loud highs and mids; this thing can kick out the lows at high volume without breaking a sweat. I played with a loud drummer and we were both easily able to hear the amp with it sitting on the floor aimed at our shins! Test #2, active Warwick: It was time to try to get a modern tone out of it. Without a tweeter, I was skeptical of how hi-fi it could sound. I engaged the contour button and away we went. It has crystal clear highs and tight, punchy lows. This was impressive. Test #3, Double (upright): This was the main reason I bought this amp. I wanted a good amp for doubling that could also do EB from time to time. Well, it nailed it! The 1meg ohm input allowed me to plug my dual-piezo DB right in without a preamp. It was so natural sounding. No color. No boom. No feedback. No shrill treble. Just the actual sound of my bass at high volume. If this amp had a phase switch and HPF, then I probably wouldn’t even bother using my pre for gigs. Test #4, ABG: I have a cheap ABG with onboard preamp. The thing has never sounded good amplified. However, this GK brought out the best in it. Again, it sounded uncolored, but punchy and responsive. It reproduced the highs much better than any other amp I’ve used for ABG. Final thoughts: I shouldn’t have waited this long to buy one of these. This is the perfect amp for someone needing a go-to for small and medium gigs where versatility and mobility are high priorities.