Bad news: my #2 band broke up. Good news: my share of the band fund is over a grand. Also, my semiannual bonus from work is larger than I expected. So naturally I'm trying to think of ways to rid myself of this windfall (ways that benefit ME; don't get any clever ideas! ) The component of my signal chain that most needs upgrading is my speakers. Don't get me wrong, I've been extremely pleased with my pair of SWR GJIII, but Bergies are in a class above (which of course is reflected in their price). Anyway, the ones I'm considering are: 2x10, 2x12, 3x10, and 10+10+12 (aka 322 model). The only one I've given a serious audition to is the 3x10... and I was totally blown away. Last time in NYC the fella at Rudy's said that the new 322 is "like the 310 on steroids", but sadly I didn't have time to A/B for myself, and the 322 wasn't available back when I auditioned the 310. Is there much tonal difference between the ones I mentioned? If so, please explain. FYI: I play in a couple of loud bands, and my rig gets no assist from the PA. Power isn't a problem for me though (Stewart 2.1 ). I've always preferred the punch of 10's over 15/18, but I'm thinking 12's will also be plenty punchy for me. I usually use neck pickup only... love my midrange growl (and lows, and harmonic presence). But I also like bridge pup snap at times. I initially thought of getting a 3-speaker cab on bottom and a 2-speaker cab on top... the 2x10 would be nice and compact to have to bring solo to small gigs/jams, and anything larger would probably be overkill over a 3-speaker cab. Then (duh) I noticed that the 2x10 is 8 ohms, and all others I mentioned are 4. I had my doubts about mixing impedances; f'r instance I couldn't bridge the Stew into 2.6 ohms... but would I ever *need* to?? Maybe I should just get a pair of 2x10s; that'll certainly outdo my current setup. Then again, just one of the 3-speaker cabs might be all I need. Well, I've rambled on too long.... comments/advice welcome.