Hi all, I have a bit of a quandary. Currently, my rig is a Mesa M-Pulse 360 into an Ampeg SVT 410HLF. The M-Pulse was something I traded my old M6 Carbine for, because I wanted something much warmer and less PUNCHYOUINTHEFACEANDSTEALYOURWIFE than the M6. The tone I get is great, and I'm slowly working my way through the parametric EQ and compressor to improve it (I posted elsewhere about drop-D dilemmas, and I'll follow that up with some of the improvements I made). I have read through these forums and been blown away by the suggestions that the 360 "isn't loud enough" - I play in our rehearsal studio's 2nd loudest band, and I've never even got the master to halfway! It's always got plenty of ooomph, and with the style of music (post-rock), it's important that I have all of the low end covered. However, I now have the option of purchasing an Ampeg SVT Classic, which is about 5 years old I think. My question is, would that be a big upgrade? I live in New Zealand, and SVTs are hard to come by; I went into the only store that stocks them, and they have none left and I don't personally know anyone whom I'd be comfortable asking for a hoon on their amp. They are also very pricey here - I'm getting a good price from a friend (who lives in a different part of the country) but it is still a massive investment. So, I guess what I'm asking is, has anyone tried/owned an M-Pulse and an SVT? Are SVTs really that phenomenal, or is it mostly hype and fanboy wank? I know they have great studio tones, but pretty much anything can be made to sound awesome in a studio with enough compressors and plugins Thanks in advance for your thoughts.