How do these amps compair to one another...if at all? My SWR has 750 watts of SS power. Im not really sure what roll the tubes for the OD channel play in power, I would think none at all unless the OD is on. The power the SWR has is important. The Ampeg, to my understanding, has 100 watts of tube power. Is this correct? How will the two compare in volume? I turn my gain levels up rather high, to at least 1 o'clock on the SWR. I plan to crank the gain on the Ampeg as well. Will the Ampeg get that classic warm overdriven tube sound? I like my SWR and plan to keep it but I want something different. I want a classic tone, an older vibe. A local bands bass player here has a Traynor tube head and Im a fan of his tone, rather nasty at times. Im not sure what head he has however. I ask about this particular Ampeg because a local store has one, brand new, for a little under six hundred bux. Im not looking to spend too much. Used is no problem, the gear can be cosmetically beat to hell as long as the guts are fine. Does anyone have any other suggestions for good head/cabs (Im not really concerned with different cabs right now.)? My current setup and the possible new one, as you can see, are kind of polar opposites. I understand that, its kind of the idea. Thanks for the help in advance, guys and sorry about the lengthy thread but I know you guys know your stuff and will be able to help.