I've had many amps in my time and still have my top two favorites: SVT and SVP-CL Pre with a heavy iron amp. Both are very clear, warm, and articulate, with a wide 3D soundstage. I like the sound of studio bass (through either a tube pre & op amp console (MCI), or an old transformer in console Neve). Cabinets are either a Berg HT322, Dr. Bass 2x12 neo, or TL606/3015. Am thinking that I'd like to try one of those front facing / side facing cabs in the future; xsonics, Lil G, etc. But I want lighter. I've tried: Mark Bass LMII - Clear but flat and lifeless (for me) Walkabout - Awesome tone but not enough clean headroom TH500 - Super power and warmth, but just not clean enough although the wool was really cool for somethings. Choices that I've thought of: * Crest Pro light power amp and the SVP - I could see this weighing in at 35-45lbs. and would be the size of a small rack. Amp and new plastic rack would be about $400 * MB500 Fusion - GC near me does not ever have one so perhaps any of the MB series could work; the prices at RMC are sometimes cheaper than the classifieds so price is not going to be too bad. Maybe just the MB500 which is pretty inexpensive right now. *7 Pro - Well, I like the Ampeg sound but these things had more than their share of teething problems; don't think I'd chance a used one unless I could steal it. It is sometimes possible to get a new unit at around $650 on super sale (as reported in that thread) - it's doable at $750 but it would have to be a Rev D for that kind of coin. So, based on personal experience and knowing the tonal goal is clear, warm, articulate, with a wide 3D soundstage, what would you recommend?