Anyone out there use them? My son has succeeded in making the Dean's List at college AGAIN, & I'd like to reward him for his efforts. For my Guitar equipment, I have all Mesa, but I've been looking at other brands & Carvin strikes my fancy. He plays a Fender, maybe 2001, or 2002 P MIA P bass, & up until this time, he's been using an Ampeg B-100R amp. When he graduates in June, I'd like to surprise him when he gets home with some really nice equipment. I am wondering how the Fender 300 Pro, head stacks up against say a seperate Pre/Power amp setup. That might be either the Fender TBP-1 or Ampeg SVP-CL into one of the Carvin Power amps. Unfortunately, I don't live close to any dealer that would have either the Fender or Ampeg products in stock to compare against each other. Any & all suggestions, comments appreciated.