I am still complaining concerning how the tone I prefer jumps out Ampeg SVT amplifiers and Fender Precision basses. I own 2 Fender Precision basses which i totally love but there is no SVT in my practice room. I do not have an SVT for different and valid (to me) outstanding reasons. I can summarize as follows: SVT is too heavy, too powerful and too expensive for my real needs. I remind that I am an amateur player (3 pieces rockabilly band) with biweekly band practice and with really small gigging activities. I ended (at the moment) with amps that to me sound the closest to a Classic SVT and that are lighter and cheaper. I have a TECH21 Landmark 600 half stack (with matching TECH21 B410 cabinet) which I bought at a really interesting price one year ago and I recently added a small and old Ampeg B-3 head, an entry level solid state head, short on nominal power (only 175W @4 ohm.. and I use a single 8 Ohm cabinet). Truth to be told even the Ampeg B-3 has more than adequate output volume for my needs. The Ampeg tone is there and I actually switch between the TECH21 and the B3 (by the way I bought this head used at 100 Euros...) based on feeling. Both do the job. Obviously the TECH21 is a power monster with powerful EQ. At the moment I start to play with the Ampeg B3, and the second part of the practice is done with the TECH21 with a tone really similar to Ampeg one. As you may understand I play with a SVT like tone without a real SVT amplfier. Since I suppose that I am not alone doing this I would appreciate to know your experience and your actual condition and rig in the SVT wannabe field. thanks.