The Princeton started as a practice amp, but with today's technology stage volumes don't have to be so deafening in order to make sure audiences hear you. This works great for small to medium gigs, but is a PERFECT recording amp for the sorts of stuff I do. I have a 1979 Silverface, all original but for the Weber 10F150T speaker that replaced the original Oxfart. Mike Campbell loves them. Jim Campilongo loves them. Ryan Adams loves them. The Princeton works great for about any style of music (except metal).