Maybe my review is unfair? It'll be interesting to see somebody else's review. My limited experience (compared to some of you folks) about amps tells me that a heavier amp with a bigger speaker usually sounds better than a lighter amp with a smaller speaker. The Laney is quite heavy; much more so than the VOX Pathfinder, but the VOXs do get a lot of volume for a small amp... The Roland amps may be the only battery powered ones (or one of the few) that sound pretty good while also being light and small - but they are pricey. I kinda hoped for better from the Blackstar Fly bass amp, but maybe my expectations were unrealistic. Playing again, it sounds fine at low volumes using the jazz bass while just noodling on scales and finger exercises... Just gave it a bit of this: It's 11pm here, so my volume was low, and the amp sounded nice.