Hey all I have been Ina quest for a new tube amp for the past few weeks. I bought a traynor yba1a mk II that I am using with a yba18a cabinet and also with my sons Marshall 1960 stack, he plays guitar. I got a smoking deal on a svt 810e and now I am looking for a head to power it. A little background I play 80% rock, metal but I also have been expanding into learning some Motown, classical and other musical types. I primarily play one of my three Fender p basses using an ebs compressor. I'd like something that can play both clean and still be able to attain that geezer butler nib sound. I rarely ever play out but I still would like to have the option. Here's what I'm down to 1.) Peavey vb-2 2.) Traynor yba200-2 3.) 1972 ampeg v4b I like the modern features on the peavey and traynor amps, but when you crank the ampeg it's a thing of beauty, pure overdrive. So heres im looking for people's opinions on all three before I commit. I have a 500 budget and I have found each unit for under that, used. The traynor is the cheapest, then the ampeg with the peavey comming in right at budget. I would love to just get an svt but the cheapest I have seen them classics on guitar center is 699.00.