WITH A 2002 FENDER AMERICAN Deluxe Jazz V (fitted with Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder pickups) and a 2009 Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Stealth SLO, I can get just about any bass tone I need. The head and single cabinet are perfect together—years of dragging stacks of bass cabinets to clubs are over. The Bergantino HT322 does the job superbly; the 2x10+1x12 speaker combination is great for 4- and 5-string basses. The Trace Elliot V8 is the most unbelievable bass head—400 watts of all-tube goodness produces the beefiest bass tone imaginable. It is extremely warm, full, and articulate. The V8 also has built in compression, and even has a 2nd channel to get some distortion, if ever need it. —DON J.