I play primarily upright, with some slab in a local Americana outfit. Heres what I have now: Upright>Baggs Para Acoustic DI> an old 100w SWR Workingmans 12 combo. Pros: Not too bulky and heavy, 2 inputs for DB and BG. Cons: Not enough power. Not too fond of the SWR BG sound but its ok I guess. The DB tone is woofy with weird harmonics when I crank it to stage volume. The DB sound is passible at low vols, but once you crank the vols past halfway, things get weird. Some strings/notes sustain too long and it just dosn't sound natural. Your typical piezo pickup into cranked amp weirdness. I have to change my whole way of playing, my attack, muting, etc, to sound passable and even then it ain't great. I can always run DB thru the house, I get more headroom that way but I'd prefer having an amp as a stage monitor at least. BG>old 71 Silverface 50w Bassman head>old 1-15 Carvin cab. Pros: Plenty of vol for BG in my band, great old school tone, I love the sound. Much better for BG than the little SWR, to my ear anyway. Cons: Unusable for DB, and the head and cab weigh a ton. I need a modern lightweight head, ideally with 2 inputs and separate eq, that sounds good with both BG & DB. If they don't make these, then I guess I need a 2 ch Preamp of some kind. I'm thinking minimum of 300w, and a lightweight (35-50lb) cab that can do double duty as well. I'm thinking some kind of 2x10 config, or possibly a fEARful 12-6. Anybody tried fEARful cabs w DB? I basically need a powerful lightweight rig that I can get both a natural DB sound and a traditional old school Jamerson type BG tone out of with minimal hassle and shepping about. I'm old and its bad enough toting a DB and BG much less a big 4x or 6x 10 cab and head. I guess a combo would be ok if it met my requirements and wasn't too dang big and heavy. It doesn't necc have to be 200 shows a yr tour durable, but I do have to schlep it to practice and back every week. We will prob do a doz or so shows a yr ranging from small to med sized bars of 100-200 capacity ot smaller outdoor fests of 500-1000 max. Anybody got any ideas? Should I post this over in the BG amp section as well?