I love combo amps. I own a Mesa Walkabout Scout 12" and it's by far the best combo I've ever played, and best amp I've ever owned period (stuck with Ampeg for most of my bass playing life). My friends and I recorded some live tracks during an interview at 89.5 FM (University of Toronto radio) and I used the amp they provided, which was either a Yorkville XM100C or XM200C combo. Solid state out of a 15", not even a tube pre - but the sound was ridiculously good (I play a Highway One P with flats). Listening back to the recordings, it sounds different from my current amp, but somehow just as good. The price of Yorkville gear is like less than half the price of mine, but to my ears sounds pretty dang close in awesomeness. I can't help but want one now. Anyone else have this kind of thing happen?