Alright, so currently I'm running an SVT 3-Pro into an Avatar 210 (8 ohms, 500 watts) and a 112 (8 ohms, 250 watts). I've run into a problem in my last couple gigs and rehearsals where my head is clipping a lot, and I guess it's because I'm running 475 watts into a speaker combination that can handle up to 750 watts. I notice myself turning both the gain and master up to 3 o' clock just to be heard. So, I've come to the conclusion that I need more watts in my power section. At this same time, I'm also wondering whether I want a different type of sound, such as maybe GK or something else. If I stay with the Ampeg sound, I'd probably ditch the head and get an SVP Pro and some power amp. If I decide to go with another sound, I'd either check out the GK 1001RB or 2001RB heads. Or, a third option is to use some other preamp into a power amp. So, I've got a few questions about these options: 1. If I go with the SVP Pro + power amp choice, about how many watts would be recommended? Btw, I would like to be able to use just one of the cabs for smaller jazz gigs. 2. If I go with the GK heads, which one would be more appropriate, the 1001 or 2001? I've read that GK amps are usually very loud for their wattage, but I've also read that it's good to have at least twice the wattage of all your speakers combined. 3. If I go for a preamp + power amp combination other than the Ampeg, what are some preamps I should check out? I've read good things about the Sansamp stuff, and I'm really interested in trying out some of the BBE preamps too. Any other recemendations would be good. PS. My budget would be about $900, maybe $1000. I realize that the the 2001RB would be more expensive than that, so I'd have to save up a bit more. Thanks in advance.