Hey all, haven't posted here for a long time because I've been focusing on singing and guitar playing for a while, but recently realized that I just can't resist bass playing! I really really love it. ANYway... I was at guitar center today helping my friend pick an acoustic amp, and I quickly walk into the bass room to see if there is anything interesting. To my surprise, there were three brand new Epifani cabs. The models they had available were the 3x10, the 4x10, and the 2x12 which I didn't get to try as much as I wanted to. They had a different bass head hooked up to each cab, but I managed to swap the cables when they weren't looking, so I was able to A/B the cabs with a number of heads. First off was the 3x10 powered by an Ampeg SVT-3. I was sort of biased against the Ampeg, because I had heard that their non-tube amps weren't terrific and that there were some quality issues. Anyway, I plugged a Warwick neck through thumb into it, and was absolutely blown away by the tone. Totally thick, agressive but sweet, extremely full, but still articulate. I could hear this fitting into a band format extremely well. The rig was plenty loud for my needs, but not painfully so. I then plugged in a stingray and the clarity improved tremendously, and it cut a lot better, but some of the sweetness and thunder was lost. I then checked out the 4x10 with an Ashdown MAG400 head. The tone was above average, but nowhere near as mind blowing as the previous rig. I plugged the Ampeg into that cab, and was met with a lot of the same stuff I loved about the tone w/ the 3x10. The 4x10 was possibly fuller sounding but I thought the 3x10 actually pushed more air and sounded more like what I wanted to hear. The ashdown into the 3x10 didn't thrill me as much as any other combination. So now I am definitely interested in the Epifani line of cabs. That 3x10 was extremely impressive, and I was blown away by the Ampeg. I really thought it sounded very large and musical, without a hint of harshness or flub. Anyone else have any experience with an Ampeg/Epifani rig? Does anyone have any recommendations for other heads to use with the Epifani? The Ampeg rocked but I'm also curious about Aguilar's 750, and the EBS Fafner. Also very curious about a demeter/alembic/kern pre and crown rig or some such thing, but am afraid that it will be too fat and won't do the articulate thing that the Ampeg does (plus I some times play with a pick and need something that can handle that). Any comments?