I ask a nice few questions here on a weekly basis about amps. The thing is that due to my location I am unable to try outany gear that is considered "high end". Dropping my Ampeg V4BH and SVT 15E cab within the next week or two to flat out buy a new rig. Used gear is hard to come by as well. So, my local music store will match any price in Canada, therefore I can get a good street price no these items. Here are the things I'm looking for: 1) enough volume to play small-medium sized bars and have good tone (headroom is important) and compete with a loud drummer and a Marshall JCM 800 2204 half stack (4x12) 2) enough low end and highs to make my Warwick Streamer LX 4 shine. I really dig the tone that Dirk Lance and P-Nut have. I need something with balls, but enough clarity to be heard. I do NOT follow the guitarist much at all. 3) the music I mainly play is rock/alternative of sorts, but there are a lot of different elements in our music. Jazzy, progressive, etc. parts that I need to have one sound for that will suit all. 4) something that will not require constant hassling with. I am a student who is going to law school in 2 years or so and I don't want to be replacing tubes every year. I jam twice a week for 3-4 hour periods. Other than that, I play my bass without amp at home. 5) TONE. I want something defined and thick sounding. It's really hard to say. Maybe refer to my genres? Some considerations I've made: SWR 750x EDEN WT600 Road Runner MESA M-PULSE 600 MESA 400+ (there actually is one used for $1650 canadian that is in mint condition and has a roadready type casing. The flight one taht is also a rack. I just worry about tube replacement...) As for cabs: Eden 410XLT SWR Goliath III Mesa Powerhouse 410 MAYBE an Aguilar GS410 if I can get it here..not sure Any opinions would be excellent. I can NOT get an 8x10 so please don't suggest that haha. Too damn bulky.