Currently I own an SWR working pro 12 bass combo amp. I believe that it has a max of 200-250 watts. Problem: I can't get anywhere near its max parameters because the amp will start "clipping." Especially when I slap the B string. Even though I believe that SWR's are great amps, I also believe that the actual speaker is inferior. I usually have my volume about 3/4 of the way and my gain about 1/2 way up. I turn the bass knob down to avoid clipping but then I have an empty sounding bass tone with mediocre volume not sufficient enough to cut through the mix. My question is this: Can I replace the speaker with a higher quality speaker with a higher RMS value say about 400 watts? I don't want a speaker that's so big that it will lose its tightness because of a weaker amp. i.e. 200 watt amp head pushing a 400 watt speaker. But I do want a speaker that can handle the amp head at 95% without clipping. Any suggestions? I'm trying to find a better cleaner louder sound without actually buying a whole nother amp. I believe that a speaker replacement might help. for your info, I have a fender jazz with aftermarket 1/4 pounder pups which are very hot. thanks for any suggestions.