First off, I am a guitarist first and foremost. That being said I have always loved playing my Jazz bass. I was a member of a group with no bass player and figured I could play it on a few songs, at that point I realized I would need to get a new amp with enough power for the sort of gigs we were playing. I am like most musicians who cannot afford the most expensive models with all the bells and whistles, and I am happy to say that the price I payed for this max 112 was worth every penny. 200 watts is perfect for rehearsals and small to medium venues, the kickback feature is a nice touch and the thing honestly doesn't take up a terribly large amount of space. The controls are easy to use and the built in tuner is an extra feature that I have relied on many times.