Now that I am really learning to play fairly well, I'm wanting to upgrade the amp I use at home to something that will actually let my bass sound like a bass instead of an exhaust system on a dump truck. I currently have one of those Johnson POS amps that are always for sale 7x24 on Ebay and have had enough of it. I like the looks of the SWR Workingman's 12 and the Hartke Kickback 1200. I was able to try out an SWR at Guitar Center and it sounded sweet, but they have no Kickbacks to compare it to. Anyone have first hand experience with both? I am really leaning towards the SWR since I was able to hear it for myself and would have to order the Hartke sound unheard. I see that SWR gives their power ratings in RMS, but Hartke does not specify what their ratings are based on (Peak or RMS) Thanks for any insight!