The Ampeg B100r rocket bass is a great little combo, only $550 brand new. I would really like to pick one up as a practice amp sometime. It doesn't have horn so it doesn't hiss or breakup like the crappy horn on my BA-115. I ended up using it in combination w/ my rig to record most of our album (I had my rig mic'd w/ a SM57--split the signal and dialed in about 30%). It copped the tone I was going for on the record, so while I wish I could have had a real SVT setup to record with, this thing worked just great. Gets very loud for a 100 watt combo, about 10x better than the BA-115 IMO. BTW this one was an american-made version.