Hey guys! I must just say that it is a pleasure hanging out here on TB. I dont post much, but I come by almost every day, and enjoy a lot of the informative and entertaining discussions. Unlike normal forums, like for computer stuff or games, on TB everyone is friends and polite, that is great! So to the subject: I have a Mesa Boogie Basis M-2000, an EBS Drome combo (early 12"), an Ampeg 8x10 Classic cab and a Bag End 15" coax cab (S15X-D). So, I am really happy with my Mesa, it sounds great, and is really loud (i play metal..). I am also happy with my EBS, it has been with me for ever, like 10 years, tons of gigs and its small enough for my living room. But here is the problem: At MusikMesse in Frankfurt this year i was stupid enough to try out a Orange bass head. idiot. I cant get that sound out of my system. I realize in all my love for my Mesa and EBS, I have missed that all-tube dynamic and feel. I have never felt such response to what I played. Soo, I start thinking. If i sell my Mesa head, I just replace it with the Orange for large gigs, paired with the Ampeg, and I have the option of using it with my Bag End cab, which is alot smaller. But if I sell my EBS, I can use the Orange OR the Mesa for heavy duty Ampeg work, and i still have my EBS for living room and small gigs. It is actually ridiclus to sell the EBS, if I think closer. Over the years, I have used that 40 times more often than the Mesa. But I really love my Mesa too, and the biiig question for all you great people out there is: Concidering the differences between Mesa Boogie Basis M-2000 and the Orange, will I miss my Mesa if I replace it? And I am not using any fancy features on the mesa, like effects loop or stuff. Only sound matters, i know the Orange does the dirty, raw sound, warm and subtle too. But can it do powerful deep clean sound too? And most important of all: Is the Orange powerful enough to run the Ampeg 8x10? Thanks alot friends.