Over the years I have had many different setups creating many different sounds. My favourite to this day was a laney valve head with a Marshall 4x12 and an altec 1x18 folded bin. I used a yam sb55 with Dean Markley british sound strings and it was like the bass end of a grand piano. these days I have several setups which i mix n match amps n speakers: Trace elliot (original) 2x12 combo with 1 x 15 sub 2 x crate power blocks used with 1x15 H/H (not bass - mid cab) and Trace 1x15 sub Gallien Kruger m400 1x15 combo with trace sub Roland Cube 100 + 1 x Crate power block and trace 1x15 sub at times i swap the cabs around with a 2x12 H/H and the H/H 1x15 Bass None of these setups can recreate the sound of my old rig even with the yam sb55 played through them, though its worth noting Dean Markley British Sound strings are no longer available in the UK. My current favourite setup is actually the two crate power blocks which offer an astonishing range of tones and these amps can just about fit in a coat pocket. What is your favoured bass setup and why?