So I have a few heads: Vintage Ampeg SVT, Ashdown ABM X2, and A Genz Streamliner. The Genz seems to be my go to amp, it's size, weight and sound are a perfect compromise. With my VT pedal, I can get it to sound pretty darn close to my SVT. I don't like to bring the SVT out for several reasons: It's rare, and very expensive. It's too damn heavy. It does the SVT tone very well, but it's kind of a one trick pony. I like to play and experiment with different tones, I feel the Genz does this best. I feel the SVT shines when turned up, way louder than I need it to. At lower volumes, it's no different than my other heads with the VT bass pedal IMO. My bandmates, who are tube snobs, simply don't get how the bass industry is. With guitars, tubes kind of rule the industry. With basses, there's a variety. My guitarist every so often tells me to bring my Ampeg, and when I try to explain to him my reasons, he starts soloing at staring into into space. I know we all have opinions of what amp type is superior, and I just explained mine. How can I explain this to an airhead in a quick, convincing and polite argument.