Alright, so it's a brand new Ampeg SVT 7 versus an older made in England Ashdown. What I'm looking for/interested in: - warm rounded tone, no ultra lows/highs, no modern character. I love mids, that's why I use Darkglass VMT as an always on light OD/tone shaper. I like punchy, grindy stuff. So I don't need too much overdrive from the amp, since I can get that from VMT. More of an old school, vintage tone. - reliability. I'm a bit worried about SVT 7s dying out like they do, but hey, who knows. How's the Ashdown realiability? Not sure about that, but I know some people love em, some hate em. - power. Which one gets louder? I know ABM 900 is best used when hooking up two 4ohm cabs to get most out of it. SVT 7 Pro should be all the power I'd need. I have a GK 412 NEO right now, but I might go for 2 x something 4ohm cabs. My GK700RB II gets loud enough with it, so I don't think either should be a problem. - how much eq flexibility do I need? Not too much, Like I said, I like being heard in the mix, so mids are nice. Don't like too much clank, don't use tweeters, don't want boomy lows. Don't like mud either. I like both my low notes and high notes to regain some clarity and be heard. - portability? Don't care. I know Ampeg is lighter D class, but I actually don't mind having something heavier and (possibly?) sturdier. - effects pedals. How well do they play with them? I use quite a bit of effects (8 pedals to be exact), so I want them to project nicely - like phasers, delays, wahs, fuzz, OD. This is mostly a rock/hard rock/metal situation. I think both should cover any genre though? In a nutshell: Ampeg would cost me twice as much. I'd like punchy, rounded, warm tones that would complement my Darkglass VMT, retain clarity and fit nice in a rock mix. Which one sound more tube like? Which one gets your vote and why? Thanks!