After seeing the MF blowout of the GBE 600 head I called my local Genz Benz dealer who is north of Toronto and inquired as to whether I could get a similar deal. He swung a discount with the distributor on existing stock which is within spitting distance of the MF deal and a lot cheaper than what the head used to be. They have one reserved for me and I was thinking about going in and putting a deposit on an order tomorrow. I've read a lot of good things about this head but I'm wondering if it might be a bit too similar to my Ampeg SVT III Pro which is also a tube pre / SS power hybrid head. One good thing about the GBE600 is that it will push 2 ohms which my Ampg will not. I have two 4 ohm cabs and it's nice to have that flexibility. I previously had a Peavey Max preamp with switchable / combinable SS and tube pre which I thought was pretty neat. The GBE has the same set-up. So, should I go for it? Yea or Nay? What are the pros and cons? If the GBE600 turned out to be quite similar to my SVT III Pro I might be tempted to trade that in on an all-tube head like the Traynor YBA-200. Also, an important point, is the fan (set on the low setting) quiet enough so that I can record? I like to double-track with DI and mic the cab. Fan noise is the current no-go for both my Ampeg and Peavey Nitrobass heads. I demoed a GBE-750 and the fan was so quiet you could b-a-r-e-l-y hear it. One similarly powered head I tried, a Yorkville XS400 did not have a fan but had lots of electrical hiss, making it useless as a recording head unless you used a limiter which I don't want to use.