I have really been through the ringer trying to find decent companionship for my sterling, and my now-backup 2tek cruisebass. Both 4-bangers and I always play detuned a whole step [low D] I need a good, quick-punch combo with lotta headroom, hopefully with the ability to pick it up one-hand, but at this point I would sacrifice one-handedness for the right chops. I keep going back to my ancient WM 12 with an extension because the Eden wt400, Hartke350, Behringer [kept for exactly one day], Yorkville XS400 heads I've been through, with couple of different cabs, do not sound good with the bright Sterling. I'm driving the WM 12 + ext-cab at an unreasonable level so its puffy and whooshy, no punch. at least its warm though. Almost jumped on an Eden Metro but I hear they are not reliable. thought it sounded decent Played a NEOX 112 yesterday, and a newer WM 15, and a bunch of Ampeg cheap combos. Didn't like anything except the NEOX and the bigger WM. Played a new Fender [I forget the model but it was a highpowered one with a 15] and it had a serious flaw. needs to be repaired. The NEOX seems to have a ton of headroom but again I was having trouble getting a serious bottom that would match to the rest of the spectrum. Cut the mids back and that helped. Extended the bottom and that helped, but theres something about that little combo that bugged me. I also played a range of GK's, liked the 700RB through several GK cabs. Maybe that's the way.... I can pay 800 to 1000 and always prefer to buy used IF I can.... Pls advise, you who have been where I is.