The rehersal room we share with some bands has an Ampeg BA-115 in it. However at some point between tomorrow and May it is going to leave.
I own a Markbass LMIII+Traveler 121, however this is not a setup I would be willing to leave there. While it is light enough to carry, I am lazy. My options:
1)Get a robust cab and leave it at the rehesal room, carry my LMIII with me. Only problem I see with this is someone might abuse the cab with to much power. Also the fact that I don't really need a second cab, but this is something I am going to have to buy anyways I think.
2)Get a robust cab and an amplifier that matches the cab.
While the Gallien Krueger GT400RBIV is something I would like to own, I don't really need another amplifier.
3)Get a robust cab, a power amplifier to match and buy myself a VTBass Deluxe, or some other preamp pedal with a DI. The upside would be, that I could actually use a DI. However the whole rig would probably cost more then option two and someone might still abuse the poweramp inputs.
Options 4 and 5 anyone?
Also, what would be the cabs worth looking into, capable of replacing the BA-115, weight not an issue but must be reliable. I can spend more money(~500 euros) on the cab if it is necessary, but are there any options in the 300 euros pricerange?
Any other amplifiers besides the GK to take a look at?
A good choice of a separate poweramp is also welcome.
Probably ordering the gear from www.thomann.de/intl
PS. I am also keeping an eye on the used market but sofar the only option is a 2 year old Markbass 2x10" that costs about 5% less than a new one, so I am not holding my breath on any good deals.