Hello all....I've been lurking for a while, and just decided to post. I've been playing many instruments for about 20 years (mostly fusion/jazz guitar, but have fallen in love with the bass, and find most of the calls I get are for bass now).... I'm starting to look for a Hi-Fi sounding rig and would like your opinions. At home (and for a small monitor going to the PA) I play a SWR WM 12. Sounds good (at low volumes). I've played a lot through a super red head 2x10 combo, again, decent sound (just seems to be missing something). I've also played various other SWR gear (which is mostly what's available around me). I play a cirrus 5 (maple/alder), which is a good bass with a lot of tonal possibilities (thinking of upgrading to a Hanewinckel 6). I just haven't been floored by any of the sounds through amps. I get a good sound straight DI into a PA, but would like something to handle the other gigs (I play quite a bit, ~20 gigs/mo) and have use for some better stuff. My original thoughts are a preamp/poweramp setup with 2x10/1x15 cabs. Also, could anyone recommend good bass stores in Northern California (I'm willing to make the long drive to SF, if need be)??? Thanks!!!!