As seldom as I need a backup, this should be fine. A lot easier than carrying a gig-able amp! A brief twiddle and I'm pretty impressed! Talk about your interactive controls!!! Everything seems to affect everything else. And, as far as I can tell, EVERY KNOB can raise the volume if you turn it up enough. This thing really needs twiddling...there are some terrible sounds available if you're shooting for that tone that nobody likes. It's supposed to be like a 5E3, which doesn't have any terrible sounds. Anybody have any favorite settings? I really like the idea of being able to plunk this thing down by my pedal board and plug it right into the PA if my main amp goes titsup.