Hi, i have been looking for a good combo under 5 bills and have been doing a lot of internet researching ....been looking closely at the ampeg b100r, ba-115...fender bassman 200....roland db500..and a few others. So far the roland db500 has had by far the best reviews...i mean i've probably looked at 30+ reviews on it and have only seen 2 bad ones. A lot of the reviews say almost the same thing --unbelievablly loud and good tone..sounds like a 2x15....size of a fender deluxe...etc. Leads me to believe it might be some ad exec. posting fake testimonials to boost sales....BUT almost all of the reviews are fairly lengthy and sound legit. So, how bout you guys? I just stumbled across this forum and thought I would pose the question here. Anyone have experience practicing or gigging with the db500? Is it really as good of a deal as it seems (I've seen it at $350ish used)? How suited is it for heavy metal/rock style? BTW I am going to be using it in a system of a down tribute band....drop c tuning...you know down where the EVILLL is. lol It will be used at small clubs as well as practice against a 100w marshall and drums. Thanks for any response or suggestions for a better route to head!