Please.. no one tell me otherwise.... But I have found the perfect bass rig. I can head bang with my metal band, rock it with the alt. band, Praise on Sunday mornings, jazz it up with my fusion guys, and make everybody booty shake with my R&B brothers at their Sat night multi-cultural service. Yep, it's PERFECT!! After a couple of months waiting, I finally received my "Purity" preamp from Jack Read. There is an entire thread about it in this forum. It is exactly what I've been wanting in a preamp. I know some people WANT thier amp to provide tone... but I'm just the opposite. I want the tone of my basses to be heard, but still with some tube warmth, and occasional tubey overdrive. That's exactly what this preamp does. I can bypass the eq, and I've got pure bass tone. Then for kicks.. you can use the "emphasis" knob and it boosts a broad range of mids and treble to cut through ANY mix. Turn the eq back on, and you have a bass knob that is boost only, plus low mid, upper mid, and treble controls that are boost/cut. They don't offer tons of adjustment, just slight control, which is all I need with the basses I am lucky enough to own (thanks to Corey, A.G., and Brian). The direct out is as quiet as a black hole. There is an effect loop I probably won't use, a mute switch for tuning, and there is a "deep" and "bright" switch. Absolutely the best preamp I've ver used. For power I am using a Stewart 2.1 thanks again to Jack Read, for the sweet deal. Ya'll know this amp, and you can debate it versus the QSC all day long... who cares.. they both are great amps. And finally, at the end of the chain is the illustrious AccuGroove "El Whappo".. the best cabinet I've ever heard. It easily pumps out a clear clean low A, and the two tweeters are sooooo sweet on the highs, no harshness, just amazingly smooth!! Well, I wish I could just shut down the office for the day, and go play.... life is soo good!! And... maybe someday, I'll be as good as all this great gear I have.