I've had differentl Genz-Benz shuttle hybrid combos for years...before that I had two different Eden amps (pre-buyout). I've just grown tired of trying to milk the funk out of hybrid amps, but I'm also planning on keeping my Shuttle 6.0 combo for light gigs. I want to step into the tubey universe. Been listening to a lot of funky/jazzy/afrobeat types of music and am playing in a nice funk ensemble with horns and minimal guitar. I need the warmth and foundation characteristics of tubes. I'm not interested in lugging around an Ampeg 8X10 cabinet with me, as I have a herniated disc (car injury) but I'm not incapable of hauling around a little bit of bulk. I was doing some research into Mesa Boogie's Prodigy bass amps...seem too harsh from what reviewers have said. About me...I play American Fender Jazz basses and Musicman Stingrays. I gig 3-5 nights a week. I like PHAT bottom jiggling skunky funk. A little dirty...not modern sounding at all. More James Brown, Monophonics, The Whitefield Brothers, Dap Kings...kinda' retro. Any suggestions will be thoroughly researched too. I have a great PA and run my own sound, so I will never need to worry about PA support either. Thoughts?