I went to help out a band I know get ready for a gig - where there regular bassist was on vacation. I was instructed to bring just my bass, there was good gear available. Anyway, for some reason they were moved from their regular rehearsal space (and gear) to a smaller room that day. And the available amp in that room was a Roland Basscube 100!!! This is a rock band, with 2 guitarist and a fairly hard hitting drummer, so I was not pleased. But hey, what can you do, lets see how it goes. Initially I found it boxy sounding, and I cannot figure out, why anybody makes an amp without a visual indication of when you clip the input. I got some of the boxiness out by tweaking the eq, but wasn't that happy about the tone. But then I started to fiddle around with the model presets, and that did the trick. The "FLIPTOP" and "BASS360" settings created a sound which, in the mix, cut through surprisingly well, and eliminated the boxy feeling the tone had "straight" and made it sound fuller than I could tweaking the eq. I sat nicely among the others, which I would not have expected from a 100w amp with a 12 inch (coaxial) speaker. Of course it won't knock down walls, but for those of you looking for a low budget, compact combo for home and band rehearsal, this isn't a bad option in my opinion.