Over the past 6 or 7 years of playing somewhat seriously, I've easily been through about 10 completely different rigs... Some I would give anything to still have, and others I can't believe I kept them that long... So, I want to finally get some stuff that I can keep for a long, long time and won't have to replace. I currently play an SVT-III Pro into a Mesa Diesel 6x10 (which has, naturally, already been sold... ). I am pretty satisfied with my amp, but might need more power somewhere down the line, as this only puts out 450 watts @ 4 ohms. I would like to get another Mesa M2000, or even a 400+, but tubes are always just a hassle, IMO. I tried a pre/power amp setup, and it was alright, but just not the same as a good combo. So, suggestions for a lifetime head? I play country and alt-rock. As far as cabs go, I'd like to get just one. I'm looking at an Eden 4x10XLT, but should I go 4 or 8 ohms? I also am considering Schroeders, but don't know if they're something I can just keep forever and always have it around, just because they are somewhat new, and so this is no jab at Jorg in the even littlest bit! Mesa cabs are good, but no more Ampegs. I don't like SWR's, and Aggy's are nice but kinda high. I have around $650 to put into one right now. Also, I need a "life-bass" as well. I want to check out a Sadowsky Metro, but I really, really wanna go back to Spectors... I'd love to get a Modulus Quantum or a MM5, though too... So I guess, vets, what have y'all had around that's always kept up and never really let you down? I wanna get this over and done with, finally!