I can't believe how many posts on various boards I read about how freaking heavy SVT's are, how they are such back breakers, how the load-in/out is so tough with them, etc etc. What have we become, a world of Girlie Men? I can certainly understand someone not prefering the SVT tone, or not wanting to retube, or other such reasons. But weight? I am 51 years old, I am not in superhuman physical shape, I play out every weekend, normally twice a week, I load all my own gear from my truck to the gig, back home out of the truck, into the house, back into the truck, yadda yadda. On top of all this, I have a congenital back problem and broke my back in 1983. Since then if I do heavy lifting or heavy yardwork etc, I get back pain for a day or two. Any reasonably fit teenager could probably beat the cr*p out of me (heck maybe they will I dunno). I just can't understand the whining about carrying an SVT head around. Sure, the 8X10 cab is a beast, I use the 410hlf which is plenty to move by itself. But the head is not a tough carry. I carry mine up flights of icy steps at 3:00am. I don't understand how reasonably fit adults can complain about such a minor inconvenience especially if they like the tone. Oh well.