This looks like a very interesting combo amp. I was going to get the Ampeg B-100R but this Roland is a similar price and there are tons of features. I'm currently using a 30 watt Behringer BX300 combo and I don't really like it and I think I've outgrown it as well. My funds are limited so I'm basically looking for something in the price range of the Roland or the Ampeg. I'm also interested in the tube overdrive emulation mode on the Roland and the built in compression and chorus effects. I'm sure they are nothing spectacular seeing as this is a $400 combo amp but I just sit around messing around on the bass anyway so it's not like I'm recording. I'm going to get rid of my MXR M-80 because the distortion just isn't what I'm lookiing for so maybe the overdrive on the amp is nice. If not, no big deal I'll pick up a new pedal. I also like the settings memory storage on the Roland and the footswitch option. basically it's looking like a really nice package for a really nice price and this is what is putting doubts in my head about the quality. I've read plenty of good reviews and a few bad ones but I just feel the need to get more opinions on this seeing as all my local stores don't carry this model. So, let's hear it.