So my plan has always been to get a GK 700rb-II to pair with my Mesa 212. I tried it out, loved the tone shaping, loved the aggressive tone. I've been having trouble scraping up the money to get one though because of car trouble and the lack of steady income. Lately, I've been eyeballing carvin products, both basses and amps. They seem like good amps for the money and I've heard good things about them here on TB. Can anyone kind of compare these two amps tonally? From what I've read up so far it seems that the GK has that signature GK sound and the GK growl of course. The Carvin is more tonally versatile and has more tone shaping options, but there isn't really a driven or growling tone to be had. The Carvin is also a hybrid so I'd expect it to have a slightly warmer sound? The only other hybrid I played beside the GK was a LH1000 and I liked the sound of that as well. Essentially, the Carvin is only $359 new and even less used, so it'd be easier for me to acquire and get gigging than the 700rb. I just don't want to be sacrificing good tone and quality in doing so. What says you TB ? I'm going after a sound similar to Tool, RATM, Black Sabbath, and Ghost.