Before I get up stoopid early Monday and drag myself to the GC Memorial Day sale, I'd like to ask those here if they'd gig with an Avalon 737 provided $$ wasn't an issue. I've asked before and I got answers like it's too fragile, and just outright "no". But how different is the U5 fro the 737? And my U5 is rugged as hades!! I've held a 737 in my hands and should probaly be arrested for the ways I've felt it up.... It's not a fragile little piece of gear. But I love the U5 tone, just hate the lack of EQ options. The 737 would easily solve that. And I have gigged with my U5! So why not a 737? I remember the L.A. Bass Exchange's glowing review of the 737. I've been lusting ever since. It's a serious investment in a pre, but I'm asking more about practicality than cost. Another friend of mine is gigging with a Manley VoxBox--- that's $3000!!! The Avalon 737 is half that. And the tone from that Manley combined with his Crest FA2401 should be illegal in 35 of the lower 48. In fact, I'm certain it is. Good thing he's in Hawaii. So, would you or wouldn't you? Avalon 737, for everyday gigging..... Let me hear ya TB!! Thanks!