I swear I have used search and been reading and I got a lot of great info but I've some other questions I didm't see. I'm starting from scratch... again. I just got that wild bug that said take everything apart and redo it and sell things and replace. So I did/am. My bass cab is a Barefaced SuperTwin. I use 2 EHX Bass MicroSynths, some kind of dirt (HBE Big-D or Hematoma, Mantic Vitriol), Behringer UV300, MicroPOG, Nimbus bass verb, DM-3, RC-20, Co-Pilot Plantoid ring mod. I do lots of noise sometimes and soundscape/texture stuff and use a slide a good bit (pretty sure you can find some things I've done in my signature. Callado, Lucy Stoner and Oceanray.) Occasionally I'll throw in a PN-2 and/or DD-3 for good measure. I mainly use a G&L SB-1. I was using a GK800RB and have been using my '73 Bassman 50. But I need another amp as a back up or to switch in and out here or there. I am torn between the TCE BH550 or the ToneHammer 350. BH550: I have some concerns about the TC having all that digital stuff and I don't normally tend to use any amps extra or special features. I am aware that there is some shade at TC for the power ratings issue, specifically that the amps are underpowered. I use my distortions A LOT and have been known (especially with the 800RB) to blow a speaker here or there. I solved that issue with the Barefaced cab! That said, would the TC overpower with the distorted signal? I asked because I was informed (and I don't claim to understand this, so pardon my errors) that a distorted signal makes an amps rated power jump by 4 (800RB is 300w @ 4ohm w/distortion is 1200w). Now I have only ever had the speaker blowing issue with that amp alone. I used to use the first run of the Ashdown ABM 900 with virtually the same stuff listed above and never had any issues at all. I also keep reading that the TC is lacking in some lows and bottom end. I'm not so big on having that gut-feeling low end, but I do like to have some, I just want anything to be too nasal or tinny sounding. TH350: Does Aguilar do anything bad?! Everything I have played by them is amazing (to me). The price point on this is a tad higher, which isn't bad. I have a feeling it will be plenty powerful and loud enough (as I feel about the TC). Same question though - any danger of overpowering when distorted? Also, is this amp 'too dark'? I also wonder about clipping this amp out. I read in a thread somewhere on here where Dave B. said to light it up, but with all this pedal gook and loud, odd, low and high-pitched bedlam, will I light it up too much? I had considered the BH250 but felt that it may not be enough power at all. My bands do tend to get loud (seems to be a thing with loud, weird punk bands...) and I've always been able to cut through in the past. I would really like to avoid anything that has a naturally scooped sound; whichever amp comes close to having a truly 'flat' eq would be nice also (the GK always sounded scooped to me with all dials at noon). I KNOW the cab can take anything really but I want to be certain I'm not shooting myself in the foot here. Thank you in advance for your kindness. At this stage in the game, I am looking for the simplest, lightest, least-amount-of-headaches outlet. However, I would still like to have an even sound with some ability to manipulate tone.