I've been reading the forum since 1999 and in that whole time I can't recall anybody complaining about a problem with their Aguilar gear. Maybe you really do get what you pay for. Either Aguilar gear is very reliable, or owner loyalty is so high that no one would talk about it here on the forum. It could be both. Over the years I have had nothing but headaches with getting gear repaired. You have to first try to find a local tech who knows something and then pay extra to get to the front of the line. Or box it up and send it back to the factory and hope they get around to it. I don't want to deal with problems like that again. Of course the sound is most important when buying a new bass head. But reliability is right up there too. I've been able to get a great sound out of all the Aguilar I have tried. How about it Aguilar people, is this gear built as well as I think it is??