My "big" amp is a 1967 Fender Bassman (blackface). It's been modified to have a three-prong plug and had recently been biased. I use a modern speaker cabinet, an Eden D210T (ol' skool Eden with the white logo). I really think that I get a very nice sound out of this combination and I wouldn't trade it for anything. Also, the last several years I've avoided using compression with my basses, I am trying to get my playing skills to the point where I can completely control the dynamics of the instrument. I simply plug my bass into the Fender, with a speaker cable, and there you go. Anyone else using vintage gear? Tell me about it!