I got to try a BCA at my local music shop yesterday. I set it up in a back room and cranked it up,using my trusty Telecaster. The amp was stock. I would have no problems gigging or playing at home with this amp. I wouldn't even be gassing for a tone capsule. I liked everything about it. The boost is a nice touch and the crunch channel is great too. Reverb was very useable. At 36 lbs. and a decent price it would be a no brainer for me. The BCA was used and the shop owner and I couldn't agree on a price that was agreeable to me. I'm on the lookout on the used market. I've also tried the Stage and it was excellent also,but I like the extra options of the BCA.