Talkbass Brothers, I did a search and didn't find an answer for my question so I am posting it for posterity sake. I am currently recording with the band and dig the Ampeg tone. I have a SVT 3 - Pro which I gig with, but have the availability to use a friends SVT Classic. I have heard the cabs do matter most for the sound which is desired but I am new to this process and would like the best possible tone. The guy doing the recording prefers to do di...but I like the cab sound augmenting the di. Do any of you have experience with either/or both of these amps? The band sound is a Pop Jazz, so think smooth chest thumping bass! Any feedback is appreciated. I know there are a lot of opinions. But over all thoughts of versatility of the amps would be great. Haters need not comment. Thanks!