Hello TBs, Im frequent lurker here, not a poster. But since I get a lot of good info here, I thought Id share my happy GK family and the latest additions that arrived today: The stack on the right is the new MB210-II/210MBE II, which sort of looks like the monolith from 2001 with GK logos on it. I dig the clean look. This is replacing the 1001RB/210 and RBH115 on the left. Ive had that older stack for over ten years, and I was ready for something easier to move around. The old 210 combo was over 80lbs and the 115 was 75. The MB210 is 35lbs and the MBE is 30, which combined, weigh less than the combo. My back and shoulders feel better already. Construction-wise, the old stuff was built like a tank and has held up well with its rat fur. The new combo and cab are thinner but have a solid feel to them. The tolex covering is an improvement to me. I put covers on my gear, and I expect itll wear fine as long as it doesnt fall out of the back of the car. There was an epic thread a while back on the lack of bracing & dampening in the MB series. People were dismantling cabs and such. Apparently, GK changed the bracing over time to make the cabs stiffer. Well guess what? Both these cabs have dampening in them too. If you look closely at the photograph, you can see it through the ports. Its white stuff that looks to be on the back and sides. Im not able to compare these cabs with and without dampening, but the golden ear types say it should be an improvement. It all sounds good to me after the second beer . . . Speaking of sound, here are some first impressions. Comparing the combos with essentially the same eq/volume settings, the MB210 has a fuller low end than the older 210, which I had to add a little bass EQ. The new model seems fine at noon. The older 210 has more of an aggressive midrange bark to it. But this is pretty subtle, and right away Im able to eq the mids on the new combo to get what I want - which is some GK growl on that Victor Bailey Jazz Bass with infield flats on it. My gain settings are typically about 1 or 1:30 at each gain stage. I dont do too much with the EQ settings. I dont seem to need the contour on the new combo; I had it set in the range of 12 to 2 on the old one. I live in a town where there arent that many large venues; we play a lot places with 100-150 capacity, and the old 210 has been fine there. Im usually playing in a rock and blues quartet that can be quite loud at times, though we work on our dynamics quite a bit. I would bring the 115 for the rare large venue or outdoor situations. I havent gigged with the new MB210 as it just arrived few hours ago, but a quick comparison with the older combo tells me it will handle everything I do just fine. At maximum volume, the older combo might be a bit louder than the new combo, but Im not ready yet to max out the new one. I never played at the max volume of the old combo anyway. The overall volume of MB210 with 210MBE extension cab added is comparable to the older 210/115 stack, and to my ears sounds better. I had considered MB212 to replace the entire old stack but figured that since I used the 210 about 85% of the time, there was no need. I also figured that a 212 alone might not match up volume-wise to the 210/115 and therefore might require me to get a powered extension for some occasions. That would be more $$ and more weight. After hearing these, theres no need. One added bonus: Im a bit vertically challenged, but I can carry the cabs upright with the handle on the top; the 212 is three inches taller, and I might be dragging it a bit if I carried it. Overall, I been a GK fan for years, and these new additions fall right into place with where Im at. I cant wait to play them out soon. Ciao.