Currently there are two very nice heads I can get at the moment after just selling my Marshall, but I'm a bit torn on which to go for. Heard good things about the Thunderfunk and wanted try one for ages, but I know I like Ashdown and know it sounds big and solid, has a warm for an SS amp sound, and also is pretty well proven for heavy loud stuff. Plus it's a UK made one so I'd hope that might mean any Ashdown related reliability problems they are a little renowned for might be a little less likely to happen to it. On to of that it's £325 vs £580 for the Thunderfunk, so I'd have £255 to play with for a setup to make my Fender Bullet BEAD friendly, get the Kalium strings I got for it on at last, and generally sort it out cos it needs the action sorting out a bit. Also could fund the Vfe mutiband distortion that I want too. The Thunderfunk is obviously a very very well made amp, but I don't have any real reference on what it'll sound like other then some wanky slap bass clips that sound absolutely nothing like what I'll use it for, what I think I can hear from it though is it's got a nice warm character to it and hasn't got too much of a sterile hi-fi tone, but I'm not really sure. The portability would be great though, currently only got one project on the go but it'd be nice to have an amp I could haul about on the train or bus or whatever without dislocating a shoulder. It's not a major perk cos I think most of the time for gigs or proper rehearsals I'll need to move my cab anyway, and if I really needed just the head the Ashdown is light enough for me to carry it a few yards before and after a taxi or something, much unlike the VBA400 plus a flightcase. Help!