I've had the bigger units. What about the L3. Not powerful enough for many people I've read, but here is the deal: I've been thinking of getting a Roland JC40 for duo and jazzy stuff. But I balk at the price and the weight.. 35 lbs. Not really that small an amp about the size of a Deluxe Reverb actually. 24 x 17 or so. SO I got to thinking, maybe if I found an L3 it would fit the bill at a cheap price? Might be just as heavy though, not sure. But at a good price a pine cab could be made... Hopefully Wally will chime in, he's the TDPRI Lab Series factotum!