I know this may sound counter to many. But here it goes. I have gone though all sorts of amps over the years. Ampegs, Supro, GK, Trace, SWR, Mark, etc etc etc.. All of them had their own "sound". As I has always boosted the lows, cut some mids, boosted some HIs to compensate for the " sound" of my speakers. As such I always wanted my cabs Miced or at least to use the DI in my amp. Almost always, the sound man would just call the Amp DI unusable and DI the bass directly (no amp). At some point I ended up with an EA Iamp and Ea 10. And all of sudden, What I was hearing was what the sound man was hearing. And they were taking the DI our of the amp and liking it. All of a sudden, the sound I was trying to dial in, was pretty much what was getting to the sound guy and the mains.. And also, somehow, as the sound/ tone that I had on stage was very close to the sound/ tone that was coming out of the mains was the same, evrrything just sounded so much more clear and better (whoda thunk it?) Maybe at some point, I came to appreciate that the preamp In my basses running into my pedal preamp (affecting the tone) running into the OD/ Dist preamp (affecting the tone). Into my Amp preamp (affecting the tone) into my hi speaker ( affecting the tone) and Low Speaker (affecting the tone) actaully was "affecting the tone" and all my tweaking the Bass pre/ Pre pedal pre/ OD pre/ Pre amp Pre to balance the speaker outputs was actually doing more convoluted harm than good.. i recently ended up with an LWA 1000 and am extremely happy. To me it is a "no sound amp" The tone is very flat. And I am ecstatic that I have 2 separate channels. I can use one channel (pretty much flat) and let my Fretted Bases do the EQ from the bass preamp and a separate channel that I can bump the 2 separate (very usable) mids to bring out the mwah of the fretless. All the while having separate volumes to keep switching basses easy and overall volumes in line. As an added benefit. I have found that it is also really nice and easy to "hear" what a bass actually sounds like. With minimal coloration I feel I get an immensely better idea of what the instrument actually sounds like. To me, ALL basses sounded the same through a GK with a disco smile and the chorus on (wow this Tiesco guitar with a boss octave pedal is Awesome! It sounds JUST LIKE that Alembic). So EA Iamp and the Warwick LWA 1000 (to me don't have "a sound") anybody else have any thoughts on other makes that would tend to fall into this category?