I've been wanting to try out some new gear for the longest, but my local Guitar Center doesn't really carry that much in stock. So yesterday, a friend of mine and I drove up to LA and Sherman Oaks(from San Diego) to check out some shops. We went to two different Sam Ash stores, the Hollywood Guitar Center, the Mesa Boogie store, and the Bass Exchange in Sherman Oaks. It was a very fun day to say the least. I got to try out many Ampeg, Eden, Aguilar, Fender, and Mesa rig combinations. I took a couple of my basses with me so there would be no questions. I gotta say, that out of ALL the stuff I tried out, it was a MESA rig that had me drooling the most. The Titan V12 with a Powerhouse 4x12 was just AMAZING! The Titan is such an awesome amp, it's got everything any bassist could ever really need I think. The two channels, the DI, the footswitch controls, and most of all the insane amount of headroom it has. No matter how loud you crank it, it doesn't distort or fart out the cab. I tried the 400+ first, and was almost sold until I tried the Titan. I was so impressed in fact, that ALL of my current gear will soon be in the classifieds section to make room. Just thought I'd share my experience, Mesa here I come!