I had an SVT-II years back and sold it to finance some other gear. Since then I have kicked myself daily til now. I found one at a decent price ($750). This thing is the ****! Even better than I recalled. The tone is nutty. Anyone else have one of these? I had considered getting an SVT-IIPro but had heard people complain about the protection circuitry actually causing failures (how ironic). I have no personal experience with the SVT-IIPro, however, the SVT-II is by far my favorite compared to other Ampegs I've owned :V4-B (vintage), SVT ('72), and one of the solid state Ampegs (SVT200T) It's tone is like my old '72, but way less noise, and better eq flexability. I also like the rackmount thing for protection in the band trailer. I'm curious why I don't hear more people raving about these.