I know ALL about Ampeg and it's heritage from Linden, to Magnavox, MTI and the first Japanese SVT's, as well as the current Crate-called-Ampeg crop. All I have to say is that, after servicing virtually everything on the market in the last 30+ years, I still haven't found anything that sounds as good as an old SVT. And though you can't gig with it, have we forgotten about a little gem called the B15N? We could all count the recordings it was used on until tomorrow morning and still not be done. ThAT says something, to me anyway.