Jamming at the Blues Shack tonight (it's an old unpainted building set up just for playing in, my bud's old place where the Doolittle Raiders used to come dance when it was a club in the '40s). There is a '70s V4 and '60s 810 there for me to use every Monday night. I love the tone I get from that set-up, whether with my '87 Jazz Bass Special or '01 American Jazz bass, both passive, with flats. We play blues and some flavor of rock/blues that we invent. We're pretty good, actually, but don't have anything going for gigs. But, that's ok, we enjoy jamming. Two of us, including me, have gigs anyway. So, tonight I deceide to take my Little Mark III head over for grins. It's nice to play it throught something different sometimes. I've done it before with the 810 over there, but kinda forgot what it was like. Well, now I remember. It really sounds good. But, I had a revelation this time---I think. Tell me what ya'll think of this. I have a feeling that a lot of the sound, maybe most of the sound, I like when playing the V4 and 810 is more due to the 810 than it is the V4. My LMIII still had a tone that was similar. No, it wasn't the same, but there was enough of the tone I like there to give me this impression. I think I'm right, too, because it's not a sound that is readily found while playing my LMIII through my Markbass cabs. I can dial it in to a point, but not nearly as close as what I heard tonight. It's that sealed 810 sound, I'm telling ya. Far as I can tell. It's still that nice chunky, thumpy sound I like, regardless of the ss head. Oh, I could tell it was ss, though, but it still sounded great and in the same world as when playing the V4. How crazy am I? Am I way off my rocker, or is it just possible?