Let's face it. We are getting older. And our backs are aching in pain when we take our cabs and amps to every gig. One after another. And the cruel truth is that we are not arena-rock-stars, and we do not have a bunch of roadies to set everything up. So we have to carry our own rig around. I'm the average bassist next door. I have a day job, and i play bass for fun. But in the new era, we have good DI's and near perfect amp emulators. So micing a cab is a choice for the purist at heart, or we can surrender our souls to pedals like VT Bass, Sadowsky or Tonehammer preamps, Multi-fx's and other gizmos? I have a GT-10B that can give good amp simulators of Ampegs SVT and B-15, Bassman, Acoustic 360, Trace Elliot, etc.. with the bonus of two channels (one wet and the other dry) so the FOH can be happy with me, and i can be happy with my sound. And i can keep my tone like i want to. Even when i'm recording some stuff i use my GT-10B. This is just my POV, but i want to know what do you guys think about this. I know it's cool to have a 8x10 blasting in our way, but that is a huge amount of weight as well to carry to every gig! So the question is. Going Amp or Ampless. Which is the future? And the Pro's and Con's of each choice. Let the games begin!