I'm in the process of searching for a bass rig that can handle small to medium venues and fit into the trunk of my hatchback. My main gig is with a jazzy, hip-hop-y pop group, and I play the occasional b-side classic rock/r&b gig as well. I tend to favor old school bass tones, but would like something smooth old school rather than raw old school. My current amp is an Ampeg B-100R, which is a great little amp, but lacking in the power department. As of now I'm thinking a relatively small, lightweight head with an Aguilar 112 or two. A couple of years ago I saw Sean Lennon playing though an SVT-3 with Cibo Matto, and his tone was great. So yesterday I went to GC and played an Ampeg SVT-3 PRO through an Ampeg 115. The sound was quite nice, if a little unrefined. Also, the amp made some funky sounds when I adjusted the drive knob (worrisome, but you never know what the equipment has been through at GC). At any rate, I've been researching the SVT-3 on TalkBass, and in a post from a couple of years ago someone suggested the Eden WT series as an alternative to the SVT-3. Eden is one of the few brands I haven't been able to demo locally. If you're still with me here, I'm wondering how the Eden WT series and Ampeg SVT-3 compare in terms of tone, build quality and reliability, to the Ampeg. How would you describe the Eden sound? Can Eden WT heads do tube-y old school? The recent thread about the inferior construction of new amps has me concerned about spending close to a grand on any new head, but how do these two stack up against each other construction and reliability wise? Thanks for reading.