Okay, so I'm a huge gear snob, but something weird has happened. I recently brought my old Hartke 3500A out of retirement for band rehearsal, and it sounds worlds better than my GK1001RB-II. I've eq'd the living hell out of my GK to the point where I need 2 separate pedals to get the tone I like. My Hartke sounds insane with just the stock, on-board eq. The thing is, is that I got the GK to save on weight. The GK is a legendary head, and Hartke has a horrible reputation for some reason. I did some experimenting with the Hartke's eq during our practice, and all of the high-end and harmonics were THERE like never before. I'm going to start gigging again with the Hartke, as it's never given me a problem. Well, the transistor blew, but it's a used head. Am I crazy to now retire my GK? Was my Hartke modded by the previous owner and or just a fluke out of the factory? Whatever reasons there are, my Hartke sounds amazing with my G-V, yes, a Peavey bass. Funny, huh?