I believe this amp is just as good, every style an song i play it cuts through massive walls of guitar. I use the yorkville 8x8 with my head an a 2001 amercian jass bass.
Dont let anyone influence your sound be the judge with your ears, this amp does rocks. This amp is a rock bass players best friend. The features are simple but are all thats needed. I love the tube protection instead of burning out resitors or voltage diodes. Hands down if you dont have good tubes, you shouldnt be playing with this amp.
Maintain it an it will take anything you can dish at it. The manual was simple an percise.
I followed the rock setting. An worked from there sounded great.
With this setting try smoke on the water with a fender p or jazz bass an tell me it doesnt nail that tone. I had trace elliot traynor, not even close an the traynor was the new one yba 200. The ampeg was so dead on in tone my drummer noticed all the nuances with the sound. Tried a combo big mistake.
The first one was reliable an tough. I believe it will be reliable, treat it with respect an ease when moving an it should be there night after night. For me it was costly then i realized the tone was worth it. No more questioning amps or wondering.
This amp to me has it all covered. You get what you pay for.