This is my first post here on this forum, so hello everybody! I am a guitar player returning to my first instrument, Bass. I've built all 7 or 8 of my own guitar amps (all vintage tube circuits)... -- With my bass rig I'm looking for a classic "warm" sound, BUT don't want the hassle of a tube driven amp. "Hassle" meaning, reliability issues, more tubes I'd have to buy, rebiasing yet another tube amp, etc. Anyways, I'm not into the super clean, tons-of-headroom, "hi-fi", modern sound... BUT I'm not exactly looking for a slightly overdriven tube sound either. This will be for 70's Punk, Classic Rock (from ACDC to the Stones), and Blues (50s Chicago, Texas Roadhouse, and Rockabilly/Roots). -- Any thoughts on the SVT-450H? Loud enough for two guitars and a drummer? How's the tone? Any info on when this solid state "classic" originally came out?