Way back in the early nineties, I purchased my first pro gigging amp, a Carvin ProBass 500 head, with a Carvin 4x10" and a Carvin 1x18". Before long, I noticed that I liked just about everyone else's tone better than mine. I also found the 1x18" to be superfluous, so I soon scaled back to a 4x10" half-stack. My drummer at the time was also a bass player, and he purchased the same exact 4x10", but had a Hartke head, and I liked his rig WAY better than mine. Through various similar experiences over the years, I have come to determine that I like the sound of my Carvin cab, but I hate that head. I find its tone bland, characterless, and lacking punch. Many years ago, I got a sweet deal on a GK 400RB, and I've loved the tone ever since, although I do find it noisy. Lately, however, I've been craving more power, and have started surveying the market. Despite my earlier dissatisfaction, Carvins are tempting due to their relatively low prices. I go for a bright, modern tone, with plenty of midrange punch and top end sparkle. Think "fusion". In addition to GK and Hartke, I recently played a backlined SWR that really impressed me. Ampegs don't work for me at all. I am still using that Carvin 4x10", rated at 400W/8 ohms. At some point in the future, I may finally drink the Kool Aid and buy a pair of Carvin 2x10"s for vertical stacking purposes; those would also be rated at 400W/8 ohms each. So, given all that information, do any of you Carvin owners think I'll find what I'm looking for in one of Carvin's newer offerings? Anyone want to recommend a specific model?