Very revealing amp. Shows all the flaws in your technique. I felt like quitting.
You may skimp on the bass and buy a cheap one [cheap on sound, not on playability:) ], but not the amp.
loud enough for low level home jamming ( 'bed room jamming' is misunderstood in the subcontinent :) ] with a keyboard, amped electronic drums , without annoying neighbours.
Can't keep up with a live drum kit in a jam room setting.
Playing a passive Ibanez gsr 180, plugged into high input - the normal input on the combo is noisy. The speaker hums if the grounding of the 3 pin socket is not proper.
+ves: tiltback construction. Heavy, built like a tank. With two instrument inputs, maybe your teacher can jam with you.
-ves: power cord not long enough. Carpet covering is a lint and hair magnet, but can be vacuumed. Speaker hums when powered on - maybe but to to with electrical grounding.
Keep it low, keep the groove. Power to the music \m/
Haven't piped out/ recorded from D.I out, can't comment on that.
p.s: this is imported in India by 'potatos' music ;) , but Bajaao sells it for a steal.