I went into Guitar Center in Paramus last weekend, just to putz around. They usually have some all right stuff. So I grab a sterling off the wall, and go to their ampeg rack. I dial in the SVT-CL and an 8X10. So I turn the amp on, and let it warm up while I find an instrument cable. So I come back, plug it in, and take it off standby. It instantly makes this 'gurgling' noise, and the fault light starts flashing. At this point, one of the employees comes over. So I shut everything off, and switch over to an SVT-4, and he asks me "Don't like the SVT Classic?" and I tell him "No, this one here is messed up" so he insists on taking a look, and he plugs my bass back in to the SVT CL, switches over to that, and turns everything on. The noise is still there, and I'm like "yeah, it was making that noise" and he says "oh, that. yeah, don't worry about that, it always does that" Man, I like trips to guitar center to look at/play stuff, but I wouldn't buy anything more complex than a guitar strap from them.