The old faithful Peavey TNT130 has been moved on to a new home with an eager 18yo (Its older than him by at least 5 years). I "upgraded" to a Littlemark tube 800 and a barefaced 2X12. Except - 2 gigs in, I've played at reasonably large stages with good PA systems. I hasn't exactly shone, but worse, the other bass players and guitarists on the bill haven't used amps at all!. In one case, a guitarist used a floor pod, but everyone else went into a stock BSS133 DI box, and sounded fine. Actually In one gig I DID use the littlemark .... as a DI box. The engineer loved it and the FOH was great (i am told). So, Why am I dragging gear around?