For any jersey-ites who haven't been to Lark St. Music in Teaneck, it's a pretty cool place! I went specifically to try out a Carr Rambler, but also spent alot time playing their great selection of archtops and acoustics. So I spent about an hour with the Rambler, both with a Les Paul (my main guitar) and a strat. I was really hoping to fall in love with it, as it's such an attractive package (fairly light, really well built, non master volume, a nice 20something watts, etc.) It's a nice piece, but I had real issues with the bass response. Very flubby/flabby. I spent a long time tweaking knobs, but could not get a nice tight bass. That is the ONLY thing, to my ear, that was lacking. The tremolo and reverb were both sweet. Overall the tone is very sweet, but once you start chugging some Chuck Berryisms on the bass strings, for example, it's a mess. I wonder if a speaker change would help with that? I wouldn't completely give up on the Rambler if I heard this is something that could be improved somehow.