What do you fellas say? I have a Mark IV that does the band thing so that's not an issue but my old POS Crate is just a joke anymore and I only use it to check wiring on pedals and guitars I fix or mod for friends. I have a Boss GT-6 so I'm familiar with the COSM concept. There isn't a tube amp in existence that will give me what I need at the volumes I'm talking about. I know enough to know that. I should say that I HATE playing through headphones. Is there a better practice amp for an apartment dweller out there?