For the last ten years or so, bass amplification lines have been getting lighter and smaller. The bass public for the most part seems to love this. However, when you look across the stage you'll see that the guitarist's world have seen no such evolution. Why is that? Did the SVT stigma cause buildres to react in an over compensating way or did the live culture of bass need to spare more stage room for guitar amps, pedalboards, drum stands, keyboard hardware, etc. Why did WE (who push the broadest bandwidth in the group) have to size down?! I don't mind portability and enjoy a gig w/o a sore back from loading in, but when I revert to heavier gear there's just something that these fits-in-your-pocket amps can't touch.