alright...so i sold my svp pro/qsc rmx 850 setup to buy a mesa 400+. well i played my first show with it last night, and it didn't cut it even close to how the ampeg setup did. i went from 830 solid state watts to about 300 tube watts. now to be fair, the mesa does have a blown tube, so i'm guessing that's got alot to do with it. the thing is, most places we play have a pa for vocals only, so i need to rely on my amp for live volume in a loud rock band. and we are pretty loud. so i'm thinking i have one of 3 options right now. 1--retube the mesa for a cleaner sound at higher volumes 2--sell the mesa for an svt cl 3--sell the mesa for an svt 4 pro i know a guy who may possibly do a straight across trade...my mesa for his svt cl with new tubes and some work recently done on it. i don't know...i just need to rely on my amp for full live volume...not a pa. i know mesa's are supposed to be real workhorses...i don't know what happened last night. when i bought the amp, the place told me it was a '95, and that they didn't know how old the tubes are, so i'm guessing that they're pretty old. will new tubes do the trick, or should i go back to ampeg? let me know what you all think. thanks alot.