Just a short editorial comment on the SVT CL I have one in my studio stuck away. Well, I'm helping a string company develop a new set of flats. Now in general, I'm a six string, more "contemporary" type of player. But for developing these strings, out came a P bass and a tube amp. The point of my story? Well, I've noticed that many people have a paradigm of "older is always better" and I've seen many comments on how the VR smokes the CL .....etc. I have a VR and an old blue line. I have to tell you, the CL is a great, great amp. I'm not sure where the refernces that it doesn't stand up to the vintage or VR's comes from. Now, I'm not going to give up my high-tech modern amps for a tube amp because of my personal preference but, the CL is one, burly, dynamic beast of an amp. End of editorial.