I currently use a Peavey Tour 450 bass amp which has served me well the last four years, however I am thinking about upgrading to a new amp. This time around I am thinking about going tube and have a budget of $500-$700 to spend so I am probably looking at going the used route. I have done some searching and have found two amps that caught my interest in features as well as the price they are listed. First amp is a Traynor YBA200, it is in great condition and according to the seller it works great with new tubes. I realize with this amp I would be downgrading from 450 watts to 200, however this amp is tube and I am sure is loud. I have heard samples on video reviews, however I am unable to play one because no music stores have one in stock around here right now. This is one of the cheapest prices I have come across on a all tube amp though. The other amp is a Peavey VB-2 Tour Pro Series. It is cutting close to my budget max on price and again is labeled as 225 watts but again that is tube. It also looks bigger and heavier than the Traynor. And also I have been unable to play one because it is not in stock so I have checked out video reviews. Turning to the trusty TB community I ask which amp would be the better overall upgrade? Or should I just stick with my solid state Tour 450? I mainly play rock music and like to be loud, but also like great tone and sound and experimenting. How would both of them compare or stack up against the Tour 450? My cabinet is a Mesa PowerHouse 6x10. I have also considered a Mesa M3 or M6 Carbine, but cannot find one in my price range. Any opinions is appreciated. Thanks and rock on!