Heh, my band got our bass playing to switch to a tube preamp (ART SGX2000 Nightbass) and transistor power-amp when we got together and told him we'd never help him move his SVT rig (enclosed in flight cases no less) again. We'd be playing bars that sat 100 people and he'd have two cabs with 8 ten's in them. That's just wrong. Once I turned his amp all the way down and he never noticed. His feed into my monitor was plenty for all of us. Mark On Saturday, March 8, 2003, at 07:29 PM, Jesse Ray Lucas wrote: >> companies who push this modeler or that >> emulator screaming that they"sound" just like tubes-well, maybe they >> do > once >> in a while, but they NEVER feel like tubes when yer playin... > > You're right. Carting in a 90 lb., 300-watt, vintage Ampeg SVT-II to > a gig > sure is a different feeling from carrying in a 13 lb., 400-watt Eden > Traveler head.