I am going to team with a band in my area that plays every FRI and SAT.. the larger rooms.. corporate events also.. but their requirement is Ampeg.. I already have an Ampeg cabinet.. I have an LMII head.. and a Genz Benz Shuttle 6.0.. I admit, confess even, I still wonder about Ampeg's quality, etc.. but I am looking at buying a Ampeg SVT-CL.. or similar.. but this 300 watt head (300????) is like $1300 USD... that's insane.. what is the story with Ampeg nowadays.. do I really want the headache of tubes, an 85 lb head, etc.. I don't think so, but their requirement is an Ampeg tube head.. I can't argue with them.. I don't care for the SVT4 Pros anymore.. I really like what I read about the CL.. but how can I plop down $1500 or so on a 300 watt head.. any thoughts? any other options, besides saying no to the band.. it's their requirement.. they want the ampeg logo, the ampeg tube sound.. and they get reimbursed by ampeg if the bass player has the logo (please, no smartass comments about putting the ampeg logo over the LMII head).. this is a serious band.. paying $200 to the bass player per show.. which is a lot for a cover band.. plus they have a crew that hauls equipment, if I can trust them.