I am looking for a new bass rig, and I have already settled on getting a Ampeg 6x10 cab. Now I am stuck looking at the heads. I want some sort of Ampeg tube head. I was looking at the CL because it is an old standard and sounds good (I have a few friends who have them). My tech told me I should get a VR. I know he is partial to them because he loves old Ampeg's and it reminds him of them. I mainly play a lot of rock, either Foo Fighters-esque or garage, and a little hard rock. Some people tell me to stay away because it doesn't have a gain control, which doesn't bother me so much because I am not afraid to use a pedal to get some balls if I need it. I am just wondering if the money is worth it. I love the way it looks. My bass is in my signature, so it will explain what I am working with. Thanks.