So I get the last minute call for a gig, but my head is an hour away! I got the time, but the gas $$(the kind you put in your car this time), plus I've been needing a second head for these little club gigs I've been doing alot of. Long story short...I picked-up an Ashdown Electric Blue 180, played it with my S15d and it kicked butt all night. Things I like about it? Made in England(not CH!N@), plenty loud, sensible/workable EQ, a nice "lively" tone, and............... ...................$289!!!!! Anybody looking for the "inexpensive-little-beater-amp-that-could", lowphatbass gives this little monster two thumbs-up!! I also think that the 180 watts it's rated @ seems alot like some of the 350ish rated heads I've played!!