I said I would do without it, but I just kept dreaming about that ball rumbling, round Ampeg tube sound. I just ordered an Ampeg V4B 100 wt all tube head and an SVT 410 Heritage cab. Itís supposed to be here Friday, and if it comes before I leave for a gig, Iíll be using it for that gig. Iíve wanted an Ampeg ever since I started playing bass in 1976. Yes I know Ampegs are now made overseas, but Iíve read mostly enthusiastic reviews. Iíll give a review of it here ASAP.