Hey Everybody - Over the years I owned/played through a bunch of amps including: Eden WT 800 with Eden 4x10 and 1x15, hartke 3500 with hartke 410 and 1x15, ampeg svt 4pro with ampeg 810 classic, ampeg BA500 combo, swr 350 and Aguilar db750 with GB cabs. I've played many styles ranging from latin to heavy rock. All the amps mentioned above have one thing in common. Solid state power section. And my problem was that I could never get the sound I really wanted, I tried effects, compressors, eqs, active basses, etc. And then I got an early 90's ampeg SVT classic. 300 watts of tube power. Suddenly I couldn't get a sound I DIDN'T like. Since then I've tried a lot of all-tube amps (SUNN, fender, Sound City, etc,) and though none I like as much as the SVTclassic, anyone one of them would have blow away the list of amps above. Tone and Volume. Now I know sound is a matter of opinion and such. But there is a fine line between good bass and bad bass sound. Am I missing something? Why Solid state?