So after playing bass though SS rigs ever since I began playing,I have been itching to purchase a tube amp lately. I stumbled across the two videos below and instantly knew I wanted that tone. Now I never really researched what the whole pushed tube overdrive tone actually sounded like and now with these clips its clear as day,I f*cking digg it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hWolO_MIzo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USyIqEGup9E Now Id just buy it and get the whole thing over with but the 100w just wont cut it for my situation. Im thinking 200w+ tube heads or 500w SS would be enough juice for my needs. So I have questions for you tube users and Ampeg users out there. The setting I liked best was when he had the master cranked and the gain about just past noon. 1. Is that tone specific to just the V4B and or Ampeg? 2. How does one amps overdrive character differ from anothers? 3. Can other tube heads/emulators achive that grindy richness? 4. Do any of Ampegs SS heads achieve this tone? 5. Is it possible for any SS heads to achieve this? Possible with pretubes maybe? 6. How much of that overdriven tone comes from the pretubes? 7. What other heads could cop me that tone? Thanks in advance.