last night at rehearsal. I finally have a rig loud enuff to compete with my guitarist Crate tube half-stack (100watts). I started the night with my amp cranked but my volume on my bass low. That way I could secretly "ease" it up as the night progressed! After an hour, he had a puzzeled look on his face and kept adjusting knobs. By the end of the night, he apologized for his sound and said something was wrong with his amp and that he would be getting new tubes before next rehearsal. Its good to be the king!