There are (in my opinion) certain pieces of gear that just seem to be exceptional in their class. For me, the Markbass 121P combo is just that. More than the sum of its parts. Last night my New Years gig was at an upscale resort in a very nice Grill room attached to the Golf center. I was told it was a classy, conservative, somewhat quiet gig. I bring the 121P combo. From the first note, the much hipper than expected crowd had us slammin. Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar, and four singers. The gig ended up being much bigger and louder than I ever expected. I should have brought a bigger rig. BUT!!!! I put the 121P combo right against the wooden wall, with the rear ports as close to the wall as I could get them. I usually carry a Boss eq pedal in my bag, so I put it up and made a somewhat smiley face eq shape. It killed!..... I not only had enough volume, but the tone was GOOD! I still can't believe how well the 121P performed. It saved my butt. I continue to be amazed by this piece of gear. Thanks Markbass.