I'm in the market for a bass rig so I went to the store today, they had a Hartke rig and a GK rig set up on the floor. The store guy explained that the GK is a better make, has better cab construction, and it produces a smoother round sound (not his exact words) thus it commands a higher price. The Hartke, he explains, is not as well constructed and produces a brighter rougher sound. So I ask him to demonstrate these sound qualities for me, he plugs in an OLP bass into the rigs and gives me a demo. Now I don't know if I'm hearing the wrong things but I thought the Hartke rig produced the smoother rounder sound, whereas the GK had a rougher, almost buzzing (or diesel-like engine rumble?) sound at the higher volume. Does that sound right to you guys? I remember a couple of years ago at another store the salesperson mentioned that the Hartke sound was better for punk and rockabilly sounds....? When price came into consideration, the Warwick rig was looking very affordable. But the advice given to me about the Warwick rigs is that they're mostly good for funk/slapping styles of playing. I can certainly afford the Behringer rigs as well but considering their business practice and quality of (or lack of) construction which I've heard so much about here, I'm not too sure if I'm going to have a look at them. They're incredibly affordable though, I may still fall back on them. I've read through the TB forums and read up about the amps and rigs and hoped that talking with the store people would help clear up some things for me, but I've come away a little more confused. When it comes down to it, I'm heading towards the Warwick rigs due to affordability. I checked the TB gear review but there isn't much info on them. Can you guys help me sort through this?