Thread after thread I see "will this amp do for gigging? I'm not going to mic it up". WHY? It just makes no sense to me. You use a mic, you can keep your amp at a sensible stage level, and then let the PA take the strain, and put out a more balanced and dispersed sound to the audience. You don't use a mic, you're forced to turn the amp up loud enough so everyone in the venue can hear it, which means it's almost uncontrollable on stage, the drummer has to play like Animal so he can hear himself over the guitar, and I pity anyone who's remotely in the direct line of the speaker (never the guitarist, of course, because you can't stand in front of your amp because it "sounds wrong")! Only played 2 gigs without a mic on my amp in 15 years. One was a small bar where we had a vocal-only PA and levels were fine for 70 or so people without being too loud onstage. The other, I had to turn myself up so loud that my legs were vibrating throughout the night, and if I ever stopped playing without turning the volume control off my guitar would feed back instantly. Never again. Is it just me?