I bought a 50 watt Carvin Bel Air because it was the best sounding amp I found in my price range at the time. I tried a Carvin Nomad which is the 1 X 12" version of the same amp and there was that something extra about the sound of the 2 X 12" Bel Air that sealed the deal. I still love the sound of it at home levels and at live levels. It's a bit warmer than most Fenders which it resembles but not at all muddy. I love the balanced tone it produces.