One of the few combinations that really made me grin was a Tech21 VTBass into a TC Electronic Staccato combo amp. Everything was just 'on' for me whenI tried that at a Steve's Music in Ottawa a long while back and I'm curious if there are any other amps that compare to the Staccato. It got me the 'Ampeg' tone I wanted that I could never get with the real thing. Being able to opt OUT of that magic is a nice touch. Especially when that clean, tight, responsive tone is on hand. What gets you where you like to be?