Do you ever feel like there's an overwhelming amount of brands out there that you've never got the chance to play from? I went to sam ash to look for a combo amp for practice and small gigs and all they had were three brands to choose from: Ashdown, Gallien-Krueger, and Hartke. Man if I'm going lay out the cash I'm going to want to try out more than just three brands. So I guess what I'm asking is what brands would you like to see at your local music shop. Here's mine: Tech21 (http://www.tech21nyc.com) - i think their pedals and preamps rock, so i'm assuming their amps and cabinets have the same craftsmanship. EBS (http://www.ebs.bass.se/2001/index_ebs.html)- I've heard nothing but great things from these Swedish developers, Fafner anyone? Again well built equipment, but I haven't got the chance to hop on a plane to eurodisney to try these combos out. Check out the drome and gorm combos on their website. Warwick (http://www.warwickbass.com/amps/) - I own a warwick and love the sound. it only makes sense to want to hear the company's amps. Carvin (http://www.carvin.com) - can't beat those prices. but i need to hear them first! Oh and if you own one of these combos fill me in on what you think.