I really appreciate this site, I know I've been led to try out equipment based on this site. Over the last 5 years I've cycled through so much equipment, normally just the flipping process, making a few bucks through the process. But what I've learned after trying all my dream amps growing up and trying the stuff that people here suggest I've come to a really grounding realization, bang for the buck and real work application has won me over AT THIS MOMENT. I've found myself using a Marshall JCM2000 DSL that I got picked up for $300 through a 70's Ampeg V4 Bass/Guitar cab with the stock square back speakers that I got at Music Go Round in nearly mint condition for under $180 out the door. It's the same with my pedals, I've tried a ton of great pedals and kinda have rolled back to the standard boss stuff... My realization is that I can tell the difference between a Marshall DSL to the Orange Rockerverb 100 or Fryette UL or whatever, which by the way the UL is still my all time fav amp. But again, it's come down to a few things that has me finding comfort with my current set up. I am OCD I hate the idea of carrying a prized amp back and fourth trying to keep it mint etc, in the mix too there isn't enough difference to matter and if I'm using a Boss DD6 vs a much higher end Digi Delay, NO ONE can tell the difference in the mix. With all of that said, yeah I'm def going to keep trying the cool things I have yet to try, but I'm sobering to the realization that good quality items for 1/3 or even 1/4 of the price of the stuff I love hold water to the amazing highend unicorns. My use for this stuff is in a Post Metal band, we practice and do shows and in the end it just didn't matter. Again I def have liked stuff I've owned more than my DSL100 through the 70's Ampeg V4 with my boss pedals but side by side in the live atmosphere just didn't matter enough. I guess if you have any feedback for items you've gone to that you feel hold water to the great stuff out there, please share. It's just cool to consider what's out there. Also, just to share I was looking for a bass for my GF and instead of getting her a really nice New fender for $7-900+ I was able to get her a 70's era Kramer 4001 (Metal Neck) fretless for $575 and she loves it, there's so much cool older stuff out there that we easily forget.