I'm looking for amp and speaker setups to get a sound somewhere in between Geezer Butler and Steve Harris. I love the low, hard hitting sound of Geezer but do not want to loose too much high end to get that string slapping, percussion feel of Steve Harris. Needs to be loud to get past my drummer and guitarist, lol. I current use an Ampeg B2 RE (400 @ 4ohms, 350 @ 8 ohms) and a 2-15 Crate ( I think it is 450 @ 4 ohms, hard to read the sticker on the back). This does not get the job done loudness wise. I have tried to the Boss compressor pedal but keep having problems with the connections going bad and causing hissing. I have most recently been using the Trace Eliot preamp pedal board for the compressor and some EQ settings to get the loudness. In either case I get a lot of clipping. When just using the Boss Compressor, I have blown a few other speakers I used in the past and still was barely able to get the loudness over the drums and guitar. Setting the mids more than quarter up causes bad clipping.