I have always wanted a tube amp. The Model One Bass Amp looks like a good choice for me, but I'm sort of looking for some guidance and a blessing from my friends here at TB. Here's the link: http://oldschoolamps.com/BassAmps.aspx I don't need huge volume, just something with nice punchy tube tone. I need just enough for stage volume. I'm 42 now (don't want heavy stuff to carry around) and playing small-medium bar and club gigs/church/occasional small outdoor stage stuff with sensible gui****s (playing smaller Fender combo tube amps) and a reasonable drummer. I would pair it up with an 8 Ohm Avatar B410 Neo cab. We always have access to a PA system. I have emailed back and forth with the owner, Dale Murrow. Seems like a really nice guy. He says that it's rated 20W RMS (at 8 Ohms) with no distortion and more around 40W or so with some distortion. It is Class A, using a KT-88 tube power tube, and three 12AX7 and one 12AU7 preamp tubes. It has a line out with level control to go to a PA. What do you all think? Am I a fool for giving such a setup a go? The price tag is doable for me and it seems to be built for a lifetime. I just don't want to get it and feel that I made a mistake somehow. I try to gather as much information before making purchases like this, so I thought I would ask.