In searching for something that would give me a bit more power over my trusty ol' Nemesis 210, I had sort of settled on Ashdown as the manufacturer which I was most interested in. The ABM series stuff looked particularly appealing to me. Lately though I've been checking out some Ampegs, in particular the SVT-3PRO head. I recon that I could get the SVT-3PRO and decent cab for about the same price as an Ashdown ABM-500 2x10 combo. Any thoughts or advice to help me choose between the two? Whatever I buy now, I want to be a keeper, something that will last me a good number of years that has the power and tone that requires no apologies. Also I'm not so narrowminded as rule out other selections that I may have overlooked. Tonally I'm looking for something that has a sort vintage tone (as opposed to really modern sounding stuff like SWR). Also, either of the choices I'm looking at above, I can get for roughly $1500CDN (That's roughly $1000 US). I really want/need to keep it inside this price range. Any advice, comments, thoughts would be appreciated. I want to get this purchase right.