I was at band practice last night and the bass player and I was discussing the good tone I was getting while just noodling at low volume. when I turn the amp up for practice it kind of lost that woody tone and feel that we heard at low volumes. I am playing a Carvin V3 on 50 watt setting, not really known for great tone but pretty versatile for cover tunes. Im plugging it into a Avatar 4x12 with Vin 30's and 70th anniv GH30's in a X pattern. Its hard to describe what were hearing but I'll try. At low volume everything sounded smooth and woody. As the volume went up to play with the Band, the tone wasnt smooth anymore and a bit harsh and sterile. Any recammendations on amps that sound great at any volume. I was looking at maybe trying out a Mesa Lonestar Classic. For further info on my equipment I play a Alder body strat type with a Dimarzio chopper in the neck and a SD JB humbucker in the bridge. Any one out there have a suggestion.