Hi there, On a whim (as a guitarist/drummer), I bought a Fender American Deluxe Jazz 4 (Olympic White/Rosewood) I couldn't put it down, I love it and with one day to go before the return period expires, I don't think I can free it from my grip. OK... But, I have no bass amp. At a local store I got to try out a Phil Jones Suitcase. It was clean... very clean. Surgically clean with gobs of midrange. Within minutes, I understood that while surgically-clean is great for those that are in need, I like it messy. Swirly, swollen, warm, tube sounds. Yet, I only need a practice amp as I don't plan on playing out. And, despite buying the bass, I'm not loaded (that was a painful purchase). In the past, I've owned several 70's Univox, Traynor and Ampeg (B-25) heads that I sold because the weren't right for my guitar. Meaning, too little breakup - they had to be too loud for brownish distorted guitar sounds. Now, I wish that I had those back for the bass. My questions: 1) Will the active 18V pickup overload the inputs of those classic tube heads? (I want it warm, not distorted) 2) Will the frequency response of an old tube amp match a modern bass cab? All of those amps were so midrangey - but that was a guitar through open or semi-open-backed guitar cabs. Now I wonder if they were pumping out a fuller frequency response that one would assume. I can't imagine what those amps would've sounded like into a modern bass cab. Also, I'm not really considering a 4x10", perhaps an Avatar 2x10" or 2x12". I like the Genz Benz Neo cabs, but I think they only sport Speakon connectors. Thanks for any help... I'm looking for a good amp to write with I guess. (bounce ideas off of) I may record mic'd or direct, but I need an amp to play.