EDIT: Add the Sunn/Fender to the list. Although i'm not sure how it will go with the voltage change yet, they seem to be kind of what i'm after. How often do you see one going for sale? And what's the average price? I suppose PRE fender would be better? Hey guys. I've decided to get a new amp before i do anything with the cab. First off, if you want to suggest anything to suit my needs, go ahead. Secondly. I've been looking at both the boogie's, as i know i like the tone of mesa and i've talked with Mesa in the US and they said importing one from the US (to Aus) is easy done. Now, i like the look of the 400+ for a couple reasons, firstly it's warm, full tone and all the rest that we know about. Secondly, it's reliabilty. All i hear about these are that they are built like tanks. The Mesa 2000 has caught my eye because of the fact that it has SS/Tube preamps, that have two EQ's each side and the ability to blend them. The main use for the amp will be my band. Old school hard rock like sabbath/zeppelin. It's mainly fingerstyle with me holding down the lows and keeping the sound full. But there are songs that are slapped a fair bit, or have little solo's and fill that i'd like to cut through nicely. Theres also songs in which i would like a dirty and clean sound in different parts. Apart from the band, it's a lot of solo bass or reggae/funk/ska etc. So, can the basis 2000 get a nice full sound when using the tube side? Can it get nice o/d? (Calling owners or people who have used it). I'm thinking in the future, if i got the bass 400+, i might add a GK 2001 preamp to it or something, so in songs where i want to go from full thick sounding to bright snappy and punchy, it can be done (Hopefully?). The thing that is putting me off with the Basis 2000, is the reliability. Unlike the 400+ which has been a mainstay at boogie, i hear several reports of reliability issues with the 2000 and Mesa reporting that it 'had issues'. Any input on that? So really, i'm looking for something with tubes (Doesn't have to be all tube though). Can be changed easily from 110 to 240volt. Can be thick and warm. Yet can be changed in song for nice clea punchyness or go from distortion to clean with a footswitch or something. Another amp that caught my eye was the Fender/Sunn 300/T. As it has the tubey goodness, yet i can mix the channels etc. I've also heard a couple reliability issues with this amp as well though. And seens i'l be importing, Fender over here won't want anything to do with me. What do you guys think?