Hello fellow bass forum readers. I play bass in a Doomy sorta metal band and I'm thinking about replacing my trusty, forever-head-Sunn Beta Bass-with a Ampeg V4B. Sole reason for this is volume. While the beta bass is "prized" in my genre and it does sound good & loud, I obviously pale in comparison volume-wise to other bands with model-t's, svts, verellen's, etc. I'm on a budget ($1k or >) like everyone else and I've settled on the V4B... I think. The V4B seems pretty divisive regarding volume, but I have to believe it's gonna be louder than my beta bass. If I had a way to try a V4B with my rig (peavey t45, emperor 4x12 [em delta bs], overdrive, fuzz, octave pedals), then I could answer this question myself. Sound guys at our shows generally aver that the V4B would be louder than my sunn, simply because of tubes. Anyone have experience that could be helpful here?