I got a line on a Ampeg V4BH today for around $500. I have been using my Tech 21 VT Bass for recording and love the tone. I am thinking this might be a close match for duplicating these sounds live and I might be able to use it for recording too. I currently have a GK700RBII with a GK Neo 15. It sounds great. The best I have personally found for the solid state world. It has alot of power too. I will have to give this up for the Ampeg rig. Not sure it is worth it. What do you guys think? Am I giving up too much as far as headroom going from 480 solid state watts to 100 tube watts? Can I use this for up to medium-sized gigs? Is it worth $500?