alright...i bought a mesa 400+. it needs to be retubed. but here's the thing. i think i'm more of an ampeg guy when it comes down to it. i have a guy who is willing to do a straight across trade for his svt 4 pro. now...there are 2 reasons i'm thinking about doing it. 1) to have an ampeg again. 2) i'm in a really loud band, and i need to rely on my amp to do the job for me, because the only pa we get is for the vocals (usually). it's not that i don't think the mesa can do it, but it's more that i'm worried that with pushing it that hard as much as i will, that it will cause me to go through tubes more often. that said...since we don't really use a pa, the tonal difference between an all tube amp, and a hybrid would be minimal (at least to most listeners). and i think i'd be alittle safer running 1000 watts bridged than 300 tube, for the sound that i want (not too clean...not too overdriven). what do you all think?