Okay, so a local bass player I know is selling his old 8x10 and head. I have an 8x10, but I'm debating buying his rig for a number of reasons. He's selling a Hartke VX810 and a Hartke HA5500. What I currently have is a Fender Pro 8x10 (not the neo bassman). The reasons I'm contemplating the buy are: His gear is Hartke. My head is a LH1000. Buying his gear would allow me to have two giggable heads. Right now I only have my LH. If anything happens to it, it'll probably be at the wrong time and I'll be stuck trying to rush getting it fixed, or renting. His 8x10 weighs roughly 147lbs. Mines is around 200. So weight savings are there. Now what I don't like about that Hartke 8x10 is that it does not have recessed handles at the bottom. It's got some on the sides, but that just seems weird to me. It's also rated for less wattage (800) than the Fender (1000) and 300 watts less than the Hartke puts out in bridge mode (1100). I plan to use his HA5500 as a backup, not as my main workhorse. I'm trying to go play through the rig this weekend (through my amp and his), as I've yet to hear it. If anyone here already has experience with both of these rigs, would you care to share your knowledge? My rig asthetics would improve with a Hartke badged cab, but I also can debadge the Fender, just been lazy about that.