So, it looks like I have my current head sold, so it's time to upgrade. I'm looking at two possible choices which I'll lay out below. This is the gear I'm interested in, so don't bother to dump on particular pieces, just which way overall you would go. The basics: Gig once or twice a month Blues, Rock Either choice will be driving my SWR Bigfoot Option 1: Peavey VB-2 Pros: Tube goodness Cons: Maintenance/weight Option 2: Peavey Max Bass preamp Crest Pro-Lite 2.0 Pros: Light, easy to upgrade individual components Is it worth giving up the tube tone for the lighter weight and more power? I figure this will be a fun thread!