Hi, I just signed in and I have to say this looks very cool. I live in Belgium, Oudenaarde ... Well, I need some advice. I dunno if any of you guys are into hardcore music... I certainly do, and I play in a band called M.C.L. Here's my problem: I'm looking for a good amp and there is so many good stuff, like Peavey, Hartke, Trace etc. I'm looking for a setup for playin' gigs. Let's say something around 400 W . Yesterday I played a second-hand Hartke amp. It was 700 W 2 x 350 W. The cabinet was a Transporter 4 x 10. and 1 x 15. (2 cabinets) Well, I was thinking when I turned it on, this is going to blow me away, but it didn't at all. Anyway, the price was not bad at all. After that I went to look for a new installation at a store I know very well. They had also Hartke, in fact this was a 350 W amp. with the same cabinets as in the other store, and man, this sounded killer !! Off course the price was abit higher here I also tried Trace Elliot, a 400 W amp with 1 cabinet that was 2 x 10 I think. This sounded also very good.. but the price was even higher then the Hartke stuff. Is any of you guys using Hartke ? Had problems with it ? Is it suitable for playin' hardcore music? See, it's alot of money and I don't want to make a bad buy. Or can you guys recommend me tryin' another brand that's more suitable for playin' hardcore. I need a heavy but warm sound. that's going very loud )) Well, I hope somebody replies to this. (what about using the Hartke head with a Trace cabinet for example?) Wimpy 'Godcreep'