Or is it? Yes and No. Im currently looking for YOUR expert advice. For the moment my setup is pretty simple. Im using one Ampeg svt 7 pro and my love, also known as Ampeg 810e. I play in one of them punk/rock/metall/pop bands, u know. The basses i use is a Fender American Hoghway one and a mark hoppus jazz things. To this mental institution i like to use a Boss dist pedal just for the heck of it. The problem i have is the choice of tube vs ss amps and yes i have read most of the threads here regarding this matter, althou they all seem to end up in a war of who knows more but that is probably the meaning of internet. The thing is that im only working in the studio at the moment and live situations is but a line in the horizon couse i live in a Swedish society with 300 peeps and nobody likes me. As mentioned Before im currently having a brain battle if it's Worth the 2000$+ to change from a ampeg 7 pro to a more tube based amp like and Ampeg -vr or CL, perhaps even a v4b. The question that im trying to ask is..Will it really matter once in the mix? Will it really change the quality of the Music and will that Tube grit that i've Heard so much about really cut through and change the way ppl Think about Life itself? I know this is a choice i have to make on my own but most of you guys have been around and probably made alot of mistakes and Life will never see progress unless we learn from eachother! I love the sound of them old blink 182 records and sum 41 aswell, they all use ampeg CL most of the time in the studio and sometimes i listen to Korn and/or bullet for my valentine and they mostly use SS amp and i just can't hear that much diffrence while it's "in the mix". And yes ofc i can hear it when it's only the bass playing, but that's not way to common as most of you guys know. Have any one of you guys had any experience with this "dilemma" and what choice did you make and why? Is the smarter choice to go for a less powerfull amp like the v4b and just hope that the few places i acctually will play in live have a sweet PA system? I apologize in advance for bad English and a lack of making a Point. I hope you understand what im asking for here. My main task is vocals but i'm also really in to bass playing/sound.