Great Combo Bass Amp!
I was looking for a good-sounding, feature-rich combo amp, and the Roland 120 XL fit my needs to a T! By today's standards, it's a bit heavy for a 1/12 combo, but that is a small price to pay for its tank-like construction and sturdiness; and, despite its weight, it is a compact amp, and still provides an easy schlep.
What you get for the modest price is fairly amazing: with it's ported design, the combo is surprisingly loud and bass heavy, considering its 120 watt power rating. As such, it is perfect for the small and medium-sized venues that my band plays in. Along with it's 7 excellent built-in amp models, it houses an entire pedalboard's worth of high-quality Boss effects. On balance, it lets me dial in any sound I need for the styles of music that I play: everything from old-school thump to modern grind and edge are readily available. I own a variety of vintage and new SD Curlee basses (the best basses ever!), and played through this combo, they sound like the voice of God. Bass Heaven!
I actually now own two 120XL's, one that I use for home practice, and one that lives in my band's rehearsal studio and goes out on gigs. My money says that they will prove to be durable and reliable, so that I can enjoy their quality construction, extreme versatility, and professional-caliber sound and performance for a long time to come. Highly recommended for the bassist who plays in smaller rooms, or who has a robust PA, and needs an amp that can serve as a high-quality stage monitor.!