Yeah, My BFDR is my go to amp. I use it everywhere (or just my BFD) I rarely, if ever, have it above 3 on the dial. But, I know pro, full band players who gig with the Blues Jr and seem to have plenty of headroom. One wore out his Classic 30.. literally. It had been repaired so many times we just gave up on it. After another amp attempt or two he settled on the Blues Jr. I think he got lucky as he hasn't had any issues with it that I'm aware of. Two other non pro players have them and both had issues with their amps. One poor guy, a starter player used to come to my jam all the time with his brand new BJ. He'd wait a couple hours to get up to play and damn near every time his amp would fail! It turned out to be input jack fails and tube fails and something in the reverb circuit.