For years my ideal amp has been an Ampeg 8x10. I started going to a lot of punk and hardcore shows in college and it seemed like almost every bass player had one, and I loved the sound coming out of them. About a year ago I switched from guitar to bass in a band and I've had to settle for a crappy 50 watt practice amp in the meantime. However, last week we began renting out a rehearsal space, complete with rental amps and drums. In the room when we got there was an Ampeg 8X10 cab with a Hartke head. I plugged in and instantly fell in love. We can rent these amps whenever we want, but if we ever get serious it'd be best for me to buy a good amp of my own. So my question is this: Would there be a dramatic drop in quality between an Ampeg 4x10 and an 8x10? The 8x10 is my ideal, but transporting it looks to be a pain and I don't have the storage space, so I'd more than likely have to look into getting a 4x10.