Firstly, I''m sorry if this is a stupid question. I am a complete amplifier/cabinet noob. What are the sonic differences between these different types of bass cabs? Not concerning specific brands... I'm looking into purchasing an avatar cabinet sometime in the future and I only want to buy one. I play 5 string and want to be able to cover all styles (jazz,funk,rock,reggae...) except really hard rock like metal or grindcore. This cab would be for my first year of college this fall. Today I tried out a 2x10 and really liked the sound of it but I felt that if I had cranked it up it wouldn't have been able to handle the low B. I rarely play that string however. I dont own an amp but im looking at the GK400RB-IV. So to get back to my question... Which cab would cover the range of the bass well from the occasional low B to some solo work in the higher registers without being muddy or twangy? Do any of these cabs fit the bill alone or must they be mixed to cover the basses range effectively? Thanks for the help. p.s. unrelated question. can a 2x10 be stood up on its side verticallyduring a gig or would that compromise the cabinet?