Had rehearsal last night. Got to use this amp on about 70 percent wide open. Holy smokes. It stays to so true to the way it sounds... I seriously enjoyed every note. the one that that was a shocker was that as you turn it up, the amp just gets louder. doesnt spike in all the wrong places like some amps do when you bring them up. it just stayed so level and simply got louder. such a great match with the strandberg too, makes it sound so nice.