So, let me begin by saying that first & foremost I am an Ampeg guy. Always loved their products and overall company in general (since beginning to learn bass back in the late 80's) and always will. Over the years I started to broaden and test out my options with other amp companies. First it was GK (800RB), followed by Eden (WT800), then Hartke (HA3500C), moving onto Markbass (Littlemark III) a few months ago and THEN from out of nowhere last night while browsing YouTube, BAM! Darkglass hits me like a ton of bricks. THAT SOUND. So much GAS for the Microtubes 500 right now. I feel like I'm either well on my way in curating an amp museum or slowly going insane not being able to decide on THE amp that best suits me for an extended amount of time. Please tell me there are others out there with this same dilemma?!? ...and if not, please send a straight jacket and a one way ticket to a padded cell.