yea i guess bro but it aint like its a radio shack mic where even amps that are completely different might sound similar. its a sm57 off axis. if i had recorded a mesa and a 5150 you'd hear a huge difference. just because my 5150 mic job may be not be perfect doesn't negate the validity of my clip comparison but the amp, in person, sounds great. it is located at Piney Hills music in Ruston, la which is about a 5 hour drive (i went there for the weekend with a few people with my amps to have a weekend long jam/comparison type thing) so what i'm going off of is only memory and the only time we played both amps through the same cab was for this clip and i was busy running the DAW. the 5150 sounded great through the bugera cab. i wish i could have spent more time comparing them like that but i was mainly interested in comparing my engl savage to the in-stock powerball.. i would completely recommend the bugera over the 5150 if: you want 5150 sound you need a good backup amp you want quality sound on a budget personally, my 5150 just sits around being unplayed. i obviously did some cosmetic mods to it (except for the knob change. it was like that when i bought it) so i think thats why i havent sold it. but if i actually used the 5150, i would probably sell it, buy a bugera and not lose any money (bugera new is like $550) and buy a bugera 6262 that would be in much better condition (my pots are going bad along with a jack or two) and have a warranty. not to mention my 5150's cleans blow and no reverb i wold NOT recommend the bugera if: you dont need a backup and have enough to get a savage or powerball ($1800) and prefer those tones over the 5150 you plan on taking it on tour without a backup. we all know behringer isnt known for its durability, but maybe things changed with bugera. behringer thinks that the bugera is a stand-out piece of gear. enough so not to give it the behringer name because people may associate it with poor build quality. so maybe this will be different. im not saying behringer is crap. i love my fcb1010. its WAY more durable than my line6 footpedals. if you take care of probably anything behringer, it'll last. but personally if i HAD to put the bugera through some road torture w/o a backup or on a budget to where i couldnt replace it (you'd basically have to be flat broke), i would not make that jump until the amp had been out a while and no major flaws came out.