I have just bought an Acoustic Image Clarus 1. Playing through Ashdown 'mini' 15" and 4x8" cabs I was impressed by the quality of the sound but surprised how bass-heavy and warm it sounded set flat (suits me fine by the way - just the sound I need). There seems to be a lot less treble and possibly less mid than from my Ashdown Blue and (especially) SWR Workingman's combos also set flat.It is also immediately warmer than my Behringer head played through the same cabs. String noise has all but disappeared. Acoustic Image claim their amps are set up with a flat frequency response - and I have no reason to doubt them. Does this mean other bass amps are far from flat in their response? Is the bass toned down to accommodate the player who simply turns it up full? Is the treble emphasised for modern slap styles? Any observations on this from the experts out there?