The mids are not too powerful on this amp, so for those (like myself) looking for a bluesy scooped sound, it's perfect. There's literally nothing you need to do to your tone if your pickups are half-decent. The 4x10 cab provides speakers aren't too rigid; you don't need to crank the amp to hear the tone. Some shy away from the Bassman because it doesn't have that classic Fender spring reverb or tremolo. I say it's worth it- buy an excellent spring reverb pedal and enjoy the amp's tone.