So I'm in the market for a new tube amp head, and i've narrowed my search between the Ampeg SVT-VR head and the new version of the 200 watt Hiwatt head. I know a lot about the VR already, but can anyone tell me about the new Hiwatts, or tell me their personal experiences with them? I mean can a $3,600 bass head really be worth it? By the way, I'm using a Fender Precision bass and a vintage Rickenbacker 4001. What really turned me onto these amps is that Guy Berryman (bassist for Coldplay) plays these and his tone veries from album to live recording etc., but all in all, he has one of my favorite P-Bass/Jazz Bass tones. It's so natural, raw, dry, and organic sounding. His sound is really the best (the sound i'm trying to get with my Precision Bass) at the "How We Saw the World" live recording. If you listen to "Square One" or "Speed of Sound" it's really amazing. And yes, I've checked into his rack gear and pedal setup. He runs a vintage "tone bender" distortion pedal which concludes all his pedals, and he runs his bass through the smaller Avalon DI Preamp unit. He only uses the distortion rarely i beleive, and i doubt the Avalon could account for that much of the great tone. Can anyone help me out?