I've been playing professionally for many, many years. This is perfect, this gets any sound and great for travel. I was doing a good size club show and it actually kept up, later in the night we put a mic on it but just for a little bit more not much. Obviously this get all degrees of distortion: blues, classic and super heavy but the clean is great. In a funk situation it's really nice I used it for a jazz (real book) gig because I had to travel, the 175 sounded great through it great traditional (Bebop) tone, this does it all.
I've always dealt with Derek Senestraro at Sweetwater and he's always been right on, I highly recommend him to anyone doing business there, I'm sure the whole staff is great too.