Tired of heavy gear
I have been using a vox type open back combo amp at my church for well over 3 years. I often leave it there hoping no one will steal it but I'm really just refusing to carry such heavy equipment.
In short, the playing situation has limited monitoring and the stage volume is currently "as quiet as we can get it". The front of house has everything but drums miced up so that they have the most control over the mix. The issue being, we've got live drums and the combo amp really had to be cranked in order for me to hear it and play my parts accurately.
I was really influenced to purchase this cab because of the incredibly light weight. The amp I'm using now Is a mesa mini rec in the 10 watt mode to keep it from over powering the speaker. I just use clean and vintage mode to get a more American/vintage clean and dirty sound that is a little more to my taste than the vox style amp I was using. This speaker is very directional, so I tilt it back against the amp head and point it up towards my ears and magic! I now have a monitor, my guitar amp is much quieter and I sound better. I gave this 4 stars because the tone of the speaker is not that incredible, I ordered an aftermarket 8 inch speaker from another well known company which greatly improved the volume output and bass response of the entire cab.
For the studio, if you're looking for an all around cab for great sound you might be disappointed... I will say the lack of bass and poorly translated high end makes this cab perfect for recording solo guitar or clean guitar.
Over all, I am very happy to have this tiny cab and I will use it on a regular basis! I also teach, so being able to carry in really good tone to my lesson studio is amazing.