I've been playing for the past 30 years. I've had a Marshall solid state 100 watt and Soldano SLO100 with cab. If this amp were lost, I would have it replaced with another Firebelly amp. Though, I'd probably get one of their 30 watt or higher models. This amp sounds as good as any original black face amp and is as good or better than the original PRBF (pre-CBS). I think 15 watts is almost not loud enough for gigging, but I purposely wanted an amp that wasn't too loud or I would have purchased another model from Firebelly.