So here is a question I pose to you folks who un-doubtably have more experiance and opinion than I. Do you really need that big of a stack? Once upon a time I was thinking of buying a 15" cab to add to my 410. "Boy" I says to myself "that would sure be a phat soundin' stack." Weeks go bye and soon months, I still kept planning on gettin that fancy 15, as you all know there are all kinds of interesting things that keep you from making purchases (investments as I like to call them). So in this time of 15-less-miniscule-bass rig practicing and such I also found my self going to shows and bars and other purveyors of live music. Many times I see that the bass player too dreampt of a 15, and lived that dream. But then I see that just maybe it doesn't F-ing matter. You see, the bass that I hear coming through the PA is either a DI or a single mic on one of the cabs or combination of the two. I never see both cabs mic'ed, nor do I ever sit on the stage in front of the bass player to really bask in the behemoth rig. I can't really see the advantage of that addition cab. Sure as the bass player I can hear it but so what. Unless you are sitting infront of that huge stack ( it could be some 810 beast too) you are not ever really hearing it. There must be something to be said for having a rig that is adequate enough for me to hear, and if the band needs to hear more, well thats what monitors are for right? Is that 10 foot tall rig really doing anything for me besides making me feel tough? This is what I ask you folks, maybe I am just being naive, or just maybe I need to stop questioning trends and spend my god-damned money already. Thanks.