This actually happened. After a bunch of consultation, it was decided that the Rivera Rake was the right amp to send down to Memphis. And off I sent it. Trouble is, the van that got rented for the trip down was so small that it literally didn't fit. The problem appeared to be that you could reserve whatever type of vehicle you want - and the band's driver reserved a Yukon sized SUV. But the rental company didn't have any and basically stuck the band with a small-ish mini van. The actual physical difference in volume between the Jake and the Blues Junior was the difference. So they went with the Blues Junior spare amp instead. One reason it was all the recording equipment since we are doing a live album. We tracked two of the live shows down there with it. I'll tell you this - the Blues Junior didn't suck. Most people wouldn't know what they are missing. With a really good player a decent amp can usually turn in a good show.