Went to the local bass shop today in the market for an amp and the salesman kept pushing me towards buying a Peavey 410 TVX, though my original plans were along the lines of a Hartke 410TP. Several of my *shudders* guitar-playing friends run Peavey heads and speak highly of them, yet none use their cabinets, so they cannot give me an accurate interpretation of their performance. I have played on the Hartke with my bass before and didn't mind the metallic tone. But I doubt Hartke's reliability when more than one person tells me that their aluminum cones are prone to blowing and are VERY costly to replace if such an event should occur. Any thoughts on which direction I should go?