So I've left the loud band I was practicing with, and landed in an even louder situation with the Jolly Green Giant as a drummer. Today I had to turn up my Little Mark II past 2 o'clock for the drummer to hear my hydrive 410. I'm loud enough, but I'm pretty sure I'm running out of headroom and I'm pushing the amp harder than I like to on a regular basis. I've spent the better part of today using the search tool and reading reviews on the multitudes of amps available out there, and then polling the interwebz to look at pricing and availability. Unfortunately for me, most of the reviews are in terms of: vintage tone, growl, roundness, tube emulation fat bottom end, and everything else I'm not. I'm a freak who likes an amp that's transparent, with just enough tone tone control to handle different sounds and different rooms. I don't want built in tone. The obvious solution is to get a more powerful Markbass, such as the LM 800. But those cost a small fortune, and don't come up used very often. From what I've read, the most transparent seem to be: Hartke, Markbass, Gallien-Krueger, TC Electronics, and Carvin. The cheapest power for the buck appears to be the Hartke LH1000, but it's really scarce on tone control (I prefer at least 4 bands to work with), and it doesn't have an input gain control. Of the Class D amps, I like that the PF800 has headphone out, but from what I've read it has a very distinct tone built-in even when the tone controls are set neutral (thought there might be a standard setting to offset that?) So the questions are: 1. Which of the 700W - 1000W amps are the most transparent? 2. Of those, which are the best values on the used market? I'm leaning towards Class D, but if the gap is on the order of $300 I'm willing to cart around a boat anchor in the name of cost savings. I know the standard answer for more volume is a second cab, which in this case would be another Hydrive 410. But that's a lot of cubic feet to transport and I don't have an SUV. Thanks!