So I'm currently making the change from Fender amplification to Ampeg. That's from my main Rig to my practice combo amps. A few ears back I didn't care for Ampeg and couldn't understand why people liked them or the tone. That was before I really got into being knowledgeable about tone or cared to much.With that said other then being a Fender Bass and Guitar guy, I also used their amps. I bought a V3 Rumble 100 combo for my practice/home amp and when I got into my band I scored a Fender bassman unit for cheap. A bassman 400 head stacked on top of a bassman 410 & 115 cabs for $630.00 is a good deal. Pryor to buying that bassman unit I hesitated on buying an Ampeg SVT rig unit and missed out. That was also a good deal for right around $700.00. That was the 1st time I ever played an SVT classic rig. After 45 mins of playing it at GC in he used section I fell in love and understood why Ampeg is so desirable. Once I got into caring about my tone and being maticulate about it that when I noticed that I don't care for the tone I'm getting from my fender amps. I'm not saying that fender sucks or anything cause they are very good amps but they don't give me the tone that I seek. Maybe if I could afford a bassman pro unit but I don't have $3k. Recently I started making the transition from Fender to Ampeg. I trade in my V3 Rumble 100 combo amp For the new Ampeg BA-110 combo amp. Since I got it I have t stopped playing it. It's like a new favorite toy when you're a kid. It's got the Ampeg tone and I LOVE it. I went from 100 watts to 40 but I swear this Ampeg is louder and better sounding then the fender. SVT 450h: When it comes to my main rig, the Fender bassman 400 unit, I have nothing negative to say as it's a bad ass rig but again i can't get the tone I seek out of it. I want an Ampeg tone, it's as simple as that. That brings me to my next subject. I can't afford An Ampeg SVT classic tube amp unit but I do want to take steps into that direction with some other options. What I would like to do is get a 610 cab and maybe a 115 cab, and I am interested in the SVT 450h head. Gotta start somewhere. How is the head unit and is it worth getting. If not what would be the closest thing I can get to a classic SVT unit?