So i picked one of these up today. I got home plugged it into my american standard jazz and damn! I can get some sweet tones out of this thing! It can get pretty loud. Only problem i can say is treble can cause hissing mixed with the gain (which is kind of to be expected but still annoying) and im sure an EQ and some messing around could fix that right up. The whole smart phone thing is a gimmick which i did try out. Could be cool if they updated the library. Im pretty sure i can do small gigs with this amp. may need to be mic'ed though which is no big deal.