I made the 'mistake' of buying a Hughes & Kettner Tubemeister 18 head to play Guitar at home. I figured with the so called XXL capacitors it could be able to produce a usable bass tone as well, so i hooked it up to my barefaced one10 and tried it with bass. Damn, that sound. So let's suppose i was in the market for an all tube head that goes loud. Furthermore, suppose i want to buy a used one. That leaves me more or less in Ampeg SVT and Fender Super Bassman territory. I've seen them pop up between €950 and €1300 here in Germany. The Fender Bassman is not my cup of tea. I just don't like the look of that thing. Could someone enlighten me on the differences of all those SVT's ? I've played two gigs where i could not bring an amp and they had a SVT with fridge provided, both times i was more than happy with my bass sound. But i could not remember what models they were if my life depended on it. Are they basically all the same and as long as it says 'SVT' on the front, i'll be a happy guy with a serious back-ache or are there some models to avoid and others to seek out? I mostly play Rock/Metal and Reggae, My current cabs are Aguilar GS212s, but i'm thinking of changing them in favor of a barefaced six10. On my Pedalboard you'll find dirt, more dirt, a Fuzzrocious BDPG, Compression and a LPF Pedal. @JimmyM - isn't this just the post you were looking for?