Howdy all. I'm an Australian bassist currently using a Warwick FNA Jazzman 5 through an old SWR SM-400S Head and Warwick 4x10. I absolutely love my sound - clean + bassy, perfect for the rock/funk groups I play in. My problem is volume (lack of it). The SWR head can output 400 Watts into the 8-Ohm cab (rated @ 300 Watts), so I'm scared to ever turn the volume much past the 1 o'clock position. My questions are: # Would purchasing a higher-wattage cab (I'm looking at an 4-Ohm Eden 4x10 1000 Watt job) thus allowing me to crank my volume further really return a decent volume increase? The 4-Ohm load would allow my head to output 550 Watts. # Is it ok to crank the gain of my compressor in my effects loop to get more volume, or should effects typically be 'neutral' with regards to volume? # Although I love my head, is it the limiting factor? Should I eventually look into something else? Many thanks. PS - Living down under means quality bass gear is scarce, and hideously expensive (even after the currency conversion etc).