I played my first gig in a years a couple weekends back using my THD Flexi into a Matchless 2x12. It was outdoors so I thought the open-back cab would do a good job dispersing the sound. Wrong! While sound-checking, if I stood more than a foot or so to either side of the cab, the volume just dropped like crazy, I could barely be heard. We were using a pretty small PA, I didn't bring along a mike, so I probably sounded like total a$$ out in the crowd. I never realized what a laser-beam that cab was. I never had the problem with my main gigging amp earlier on, which was a Super Reverb.