This cab is big & loud. I have one stored at a friends because it's that loud I simply can't play it at mine (I live in the middle of town). It's cheap and I got it with a line 6 spider II head about 6-7 years ago, it did me then and every now and then it throws me a surprise. I play it with a Marshall valvestate now and to be honest some of the tones are really crisp and full. If you're looking to start doing small gigs etc. this is a pretty good match.