A local bud (who is also a TBer) and I did an interesting A/B yesterday. The two amps we A/B'ed were: a Gallien-Krueger 700RB-II (480 watts @ 4 ohms) an Ampeg SVT-4 Pro (1200 watts mono-bridged @ 4 Ohms Both amps were set with minimal eq adjustments and run through an Ampeg SVT610HLF (4 ohms). As we played with volume and gain settings it was our observation, that the GK was a decent bit louder. Granted both amps deliver plenty of power at 4 ohms for most any gig. BUT, it was fascinating to hear an amp seemingly overtake (in volume and headroom) an amp with 2 and a half time the wattage. Anyone else find GKs wattage ratings to be on the conservative side?