1. Supro Thunderbolt. Paid 35 bucks for it, in 1967. I LOVED it, because it was my first bass amp. sounded prety bad for bass, and people like Jimmy Page discovered it's far greater usefulness as a guitar amp. 2. Ampeg BT-15C My first 'real' bass amp. 240 bucks, bought it used in 1968 from an ad in the N.Y. "Buy Lines" paper. The head was 100 watts, and lit up turquoise green, it had an electroluminescent panel. Beautiful, well made relaible, decent amp that served me quite well. 3. Marshall Major, 200 bass head, and one- Marshall 4-15 cabinet. Incredible loud, ballsy amp. Bought it NEW in 1971, for 775 bucks. A LOT of money then. It stopped working- blew fuses when one KT-88 tube went bad. Cannot use an amp like that to gig with. Sold it- took a huge loss. 4. Acoustic 450 head. Nice amp- didn't have it long, someone without morals decided they deserved it more than I did. 5.. Ampeg SVT head, and original 'flatback' screw on dolly cab. Circa 1969. That thing was stunning, both in size, weight, and power. Did disco, and rock scene gigs with it in 1976-77. Got tired of hauling it. 6. Ampeg B-15n- 1966, MINT...bought it for 60 bucks with a blown output transformer in '76. Got a transfomer from Andre' Audio in Manhattan for 35 bucks, rerpaired it myself, put a nice JBL K-140 in it. Loved it. Took it to one gig, and couldn't hear myself. Traded that for a 'towel bar' SVT cab. 7. Ampeg B-410 -I bought this after hearing Anthony Jackson play through one at his then 'regular' gig- with Buddy Rich, at Buddy's Place, in Upper Manhattan. Nice sounding amp- used a phaser, and blew up the input stage -twice, traded it, I'm old, I don't remember for what. 8. Sunn Coliseum 880, and 2-15 200-S cabinet with JBL K-140's. Loved that rig, used it as my main gigging New York City rig... "Famous" bassists all complimented me on how good it sounded. Yeah, it did sound wonderful. 9. Acoustic 106 cab- a small 2-15 cabinet with Altec 421-8H's, one of the best sounding pieces of gear I ever had...but it was made of particle board, and began to decompose around critical ponts like caster mounts. Sad, but got rid of it. 10. GK 400 RB, with TWO front inputs, a rare very early one... and an 8 ohm Hartke 4-10, also an early one, but post-Guild. That rig, as good as it sounded at quiet gigs, ran out of steam, even at wedding gigs in larger rooms. A 150 watt Fart machine. I began to loathe it. Also used the 880 and a Theile single 15 EVM 15B cab. Not happy with that rig....also farted and distorted. The old 400 RB and the 1-15 Thiele got stolen out of my Mustang on 9th. St., in Manhattan, when I went to an after hours place. I'm sure glad I took my bass into the club that night. I hate thieves. 11. Sunn 118- BEAUTIFULLY made direct radiator cabinet, that really sounded mediocre. And, too big. 12. Marshall 3540, 400 watt Bi-amp head. Loved it. Really. I took it to Reno with me when I moved. After this, and My Trace Eliot experiences, I know never, ever, to buy anything made in England, that uses electricity. The Marshall is dead somewhere, and I don't care. Probably in the trunk of an Austin-Healy 3000. 13. Peavey 1510. Nice cabinet, but really disappointing. Sold it. 14. Sunn 118 RH. A KILLER small, 1-18 curved front, folded horn cabinet. I loved that cab, but-alas, also too big- it tried to push the rear hatch glass out of my '86 Mustang GT. That led me to- 15. I BUILT a single 15 folded horn, using a nice full 1/2" sheet of plywood I found on the STREET in Brooklyn! I bought a sheet of 3/4" ply, for the bottom, baffle, and braces- I 'reduced' all the Sunn cabs measurements by 3-4"...put a EVM in it, and it wiped the floor with every other cabinet I ever owned. A friend in N.Y. still has it, and it still sounds great. 16. After my move out west, I had my prized Sunn 118 shipped out here. Used it often, until the gig situation changed out here. I then BUILT another 1-15, 1/2" plywood Edwards 'Boom Box' like I made in Brooklyn. I LOVE it! I STILL use it, nothing sounds like it for lows, nothing... except my Cerwin-Vegas. 17. This is my "Trace Eliot" period. In 1993- worked as a guitar tech at a Trace dealer. I had an RAH 350 SMX head, and a small 2-10, and a small 1-15 cab. the 15 was a nice little box, the 210- a disappointment. Their gear, at even MY wholesale cost, was way overpriced. The wattage rating, and the actual output never seemed to be what they claimed, either. Very expensive let down. 18. Mackie M-1400 power amp, and SWR Grand Prix Pre-amp MAN, that rig killed, but it weighed about 60 pounds in the rack, with the furman conditioner and all the cables... and I got sick of hauling it. 19. Cerwin-Vega B-36MF cabinets. (2) sold one, still have the other. These were and are amazing bass guitar cabs. A 'J' box, with a single 12 in the front baffle for the highs. These cabinets absolutely destroy any full range cabinet made today. An SVT 8-10 is a bass kazoo in comparison. Play outdoors, without going direct, and the bass will be heard an eighth mile from the stage, Yes, it's true, 'cause I listened to another bassist use it and walked that far away. 20. SWR Triad. Triad stands for "This really is a dud." By the time I sold it, it had more sheet rock screws holding it together to keep from rattling, than a small apartment in Queens! ALL SWR stuff is underbuilt, overrated, and overpriced, in my opinion. 21. SWR Workingman's 12. nice combo. NOT so well made. I had to replace pots in it, after a very short time owning it. 22. SWR Bass 350 chrome front. nice amp, but just not quite powerful enough, and as with all SWR stuff- the honeymoon was over with it, and all of their products for me at this point. 23. Pearce B2P head... a marvelous discovery! I own two. killer amps. Both now retired, see why below, at #34. 24. Sunn 2-15 SH curved front- folded horn, now loaded with Eminence 15's, 900 watt 4ohm killer cabinet. Still have it. NOBODY makes a cabinet like this anymore. Knock patrons off barstools at 30 feet. 25. Acoustic Image Clarus 1 head. Still have it, great product. Never had a single issue with it! My first Class 'D' amp. 26. Avatar 112. Older rear port 'cube.' NICE cabinet- used it for upright. 27. GK MB-150, a lovely, unique little box. Nothing else like it. still use it on upright gigs. It is made a bit flimsy in places. 28. Avatar 4-10 Neo, also a NICE cabinet- still have it. lacking a bit in mid punch- but man, this cabinet is just killer and destroys most 'name' cabs in it's range. 29. Mesa Powerhouse 1-12 neo. Wasn't in the market for another cab at all, then I heard this cabinet. Bought it new at a music store liquidation sale. Still have it. I'll never sell it, it's THAT good. 30. Peavey 210 Pro, a REALLY good sounding cab, but I got it in trade, and have never used it. I had a tvx- 210, sold it fairly quickly, so lumped here with the other 2-10. 31. Acoustic B-200 combo. A surprisingly great amp. Cheap, too. Only combos in it's price range that's now better is the TC- 250-1-15, or the GK neo 1-15. 300 to 400 bucks for a gigging amp that sounds great is remarkable. 32. Euphonic audio VL-210 first series. Heavy little box, but in the right settings, with the right head, WOW. Runs out of steam, when pushed hard, like all other 2-10 cabs... but the mid drivers and crossovers make this box highly useful as a near field monitor. 33. Euphonic Audio CXL 1-12. Just blew up the coax speaker in it- MY bad. This is a great cabinet- if you stay within the wattage limit. For upright, only, a JBL Eon 15 sounds better. Euphonic cannot supply a replacement speaker, and doesn't guarantee a successful reconing! So, that cab now has an Eminence neo long throw 12 from an Avatar cab, and a Selenium tweeter in it, sounds even better than before, and weighs about 20 pounds less. 34. NOW, for the latest, and most impressive piece of bass gear I have ever purchased. Genz- Benz Shuttle 9.0 Man, there's a lot of love on Talkbass for this head, and it's descendents. There's a bunch of great reasons why. Affordable, mass produced, killer sounding, small, simply laid out, easy to use, quiet, well built pieces of gear. Every time I use it, it seems to just keep amazing me how much low end and power it has. 35. I don't know yet- but this is to be continued- I have G.A.S., as all of you already can relate to!