Hello Talkbass, I request your aid again. I need a new live rig, and I'm strongly looking for tubes. I've been playing bass in a new band for a while now, and I've just quit my other band where my previous rig was planted, and now I'm looking for a new rig and a new sound. This is our first single right here, to give you an idea of the sound I'm looking for live. The rig here is a '61 P-bass into an old Civil War Muff, into a HiWatt Lead 100 in a Marshall 412 bass cab. The rig I've got now is an Ampeg PF-500 into a Fender Rumble 410, a stack of 500 watts. The rig I rehearse with is mostly an Ampeg B2 or an Ampeg SVT-3 Pro, and I can get them to sound similar to this by turning the gain all the way and the EQ to 2:30, 3:30 and 2:30 for bass, mid, treble (clockwise) and putting my LPB-1 in front of it (around 1:00). The preamp of the amps is enough to get the drive I need. However, my PF-500 is not capable of getting that drive, whenever I turn the gain past 1:30 it just gives me a terrible cracking, like ripping paper apart (and not in the good fuzz way). Oh, and I'm using a Squier CV 60's P-bass in fiesta red. So I'm looking for a new rig, one that can actually match the drive of a Hiwatt or Ampeg SVT-3/B2. I was looking online at the vintage and secondhand market, and became interested in London City amplifiers; cheap Marshall clones from the 1970's, made here in Holland. They come as cheap as 300-450 for a all-tube 100 watts head. To quote Dr. Tube: That struck me as a pretty good option for a bass head, listen to one right here. Oh, and they are SO BEAUTIFULLY TURQUOISE (this is the head I want to buy). I found some nice speakers from the same brand as well, they are equipped with JBL K130; even though they are PA speakers and come with a RCF horn as well, but I don't need that. Here is a pic of the cabs, would it be hard to mod them to be 115's each? The seller wants 200 for these, if those JBL K130's still sound good then I think I want them SO my question is: is it worth it to sell the Fender Rumble 410 and PF-500 for around 400-500 and get the London City head and cabs with that money? Would I get a sound similar to what I mentioned with them (with or without my LPB-1)? I'm also thinking of modding them with either a mastervolume or cutting the power to 50 watts to not piss off the soundguys with loudness. I'm looking forward to your answer, thanks in advance!