I played SWR rigs for years when I grew weary of lugging them around. I wanted something small and still pack a toned punch. I heard many great things about TC's bass lineup so I took a chance on the RH450 and I was glad I did. I had to do some tweaking before I found some settings that worked for my instrument and my playing style. The amp is very clean with the ability to sizzle as well. My effects work very well with it and the built in compressor/tuner are sweet features. The amp has more than enough power to get you through the night and works with an array of cabinets.