Hi. Yesterday a friend of mine borrow me an Aguilar AG 500 so I could try in a concert I played. I loved it. I play with it through an EA CXL-112L and with 250W@8ohm it was plenty loud with a band consisting of: Drums, percussion, bass, guitar, piano, keyboards, 2 violins, viola, cello, sax, trumpet, trombone, flute and 10 singers!!! So I loved it but I think the cab and the amp arent a great combination. The CXL at high volumes is very punchy (too much Im afraid) and I would like to cut it a little, but I couldnt. So this brings me to this question: What you guys think of the Thunderfunk? Can I get that warm sound of the Aguilar but with the versatility of the parametric EQ? I have a friend who is a dealer of Aguilar, but if I buy an Aguilar AG500, in case of needing repair, I have to send it to USA (Im from Portugal, Europe) because of the Class D design; the Thunderfunk is an all analog amp, so if I need repair I can take it to a good electronic technician here in Portugal. Another question: Does the Thunderfunk sounds like an SWR??? Ive been a huge fan of SWR, but nowadays I cant play through one. Sorry SWR users. Its just a personal and subjective thing. I dont like the sound of it. And I know the relationship between AMP and SWR. I play funk, disco, pop, rock, jazz, salsa and Im doing a lot of musicals here in Portugal, so I need something versatile. I have a Fender Jazz Bass (1978) and Im waiting for my first Sadowsky (a RV5 Olympic White). What do you guys think? Thanks in advance, Pedro.