First of all, the cabinet is beautiful and the fact that it only weighs 27 lbs is very much appreciated. I had been using an old Kustom cab (12 + tweet) with a preamp and effects unit and I was reasonably happy with my sound but the cabinet began to have problems. I had tried some of the other "made for acoustic" amps out there and I just was never happy with the smaller drivers that are more typical, so I was looking for something pretty much just like this - although I was wary of the built-in effects and whether it would compare favorably with my old TC Electronic reverb/compression. I've used it at 2 gigs so far, and basically it took 7 sets to feel like I'd finally found the "sweet spot". This box has good low end but I think one of the main differences, compared to my old set up, is the 2.5" horn - it took quite a bit of experimenting with the sweepable mids and treble controls to find what I think is close to what I wanted in tone. The phase switch has worked perfectly in eliminating feedback and, so far, I haven't had to touch the tone controls to address that problem. Just as I knew it would be, the reverb is different than what I am used to, but if you give it just a little, it's nice and you get used to it fast - not bad at all, actually - of course, as you turn it up it starts to suck. At 200W this combo amp has plenty of headroom and the simple design is great - very straight forward - and if you can't live with the reverb, it does have an effects loop. Also, the DI sounds great, as is typical of Fender products. There are some features I wish it had (built-in compressor would be nice and some ability to control the output of the DI (level, pre/post EQ)) but I think I like it a lot. The "kick stand" is nice, but not really enough for my group's needs, so I'm still putting it on an amp stand for now. I haven't tried the second channel and, honestly, probably never will, but with the fact that either side accommodates XLR or 1/4" and that the reverb is independent, it seems like it would actually work well for a solo gig. So, overall, I'm happy with my purchase. I like hauling less and lighter gear but I may wind up going back to using my TC Electronics effects unit (there's just something about TC Elec reverb that is unmatched by anything else I've ever even heard and I like having a bit of compression too) but even if I do, I'm happy to have such a good looking, well functioning, combo amp with great low end and plenty of ***** for live shows.