Of course - selling all my giggable rig stuff and then boom, a gig pops up. That's okay, gives me a chance to get what I really want, even if all that extra cash isn't extra anymore. I need your help, TBers, in finding a freakin' source for the following tone. I know it's not the bass, because all these examples use different basses. I'm after a head here. Additionally, I want said head to be small and light =0) maybe in the 400W range. The sound: Think Billy Sheehan on the cover version of La Villa Strangiato. Think Les Claypool about 80% of the time =0). Think Chris Squire on Roundabout. It's heavy in the mids and has just a hint of what I think is grit/drive. (I could be wrong of course) I'm gonna be pumping it thru 12s, so I think I'm OK there (if I move the aggies I am looking into one 2x12). Do I need tubes, do I need specific EQ, do I need an amp with overdrive? (i love my OD pedal but it doesn't do this sound) I've never really gotten it, and have used EA, GK, and Phil Jones amplification, among others. I've been reading about the Thunderfunk, the AG500, the ABM500, the WT550, but I don't have a ready source of playing thru these to hear for myself - for being the nation's capital, this area kinda sucks for buying bass gear. What say you guys?