I was on vacation in St. Pete Florida this past weekend and ended up at a bar while a band was playing. Blues rock kind of feel, mostly covers I believe. Their bassist was using a 5 string Lakland through a small Markbass head, but I couldn't see the cab and I couldn't tell if he had PA support. I have zero experience with Markbass stuff, I've never played them and I've never heard one played live. Holy crap. This guy was getting HUGE sound, some of the sweetest tones I've heard, IMO. Hit me in the gut with the low end and had enough mids to cut. I've been sort of shopping for a smaller rig recently, and I'm thinking maybe this is the way I want to go. Where do I even start? What do I stay away from? I've done a little browsing on my own, but it's a huge departure from my SVT rig and its like Greek to me. Anyone care to help me spend my money? Ps: if you were the bass player at the Drunken Clam in St. Pete Friday night, you were killin it!