Hey gang, So as of late I’ve been meaning to replace my current amp(s) with something more powerful and easy to carry (not to mention better sounding ). I play in a punk/rock band, but also study jazz in uni and would like to start taking gigs playing other genres as well, so I’d like for my new rig to cover all those bases. Ideally something easy to carry, versatile, and not ridiculously expensive. My teacher at uni has been touting Markbass to me since I’ve started working with him, and I see why: they’re light and sound good for the genre, as well as being reliable. The thing is that their sound is the sound that *he* likes, not the one I do. Think players like Marco Pannascia for an example of his type of tone. Meanwhile I prefer amps that have a bit more grit, that sound good with a pick or hard fingerstyle playing. So, my original idea would be to get something like a Darkglass Microtubes 500 and two 210 cabs: a markbass one (to use for jazz/pop/whatever gigs), and an Orange one (to use with my band and for anything more rock-oriented). The Markbass cab would also be convenient because they’re ridiculously light. I’m pretty sold on at least getting that. The thing is that I’ve started looking on here, and apparently there are other options to the darkglass that may cover my bases better. I’ve heard people talk about mesa, aguilar, trickfish, puma, etc... Would anyone be able to help me pick a good head for my situation? If you’d like, think a head that can do the aforementioned Marco Pannascia sound, as well as a more Geddy-oriented sound (and yes, i know that a lot of the difference is in the fingers, and I am working on it: that’s why I’m in jazz school, haha). What do you guys think?