I don't know much about bass gear. The bass player in my band is upgrading his gear and isn't a gear junky. He is upgrading piece by piece and has a Peavy 200w Solid State head. He just sold his Ampeg cab for an 800w Peavey 410. He says it sounds a lot better, but I thought speaker power handling for a solid state amp works differently than a tube amp: is his amp going to distort / or could he damage the speakers?