I KNOW THIS IS APPLES AND ORANGES..........but I am going to do it anyway. it seems like a good number of guys/girls have ditched their big/heavy rigs for a micro head and an ultra-light or compact cab. Here is an honest comparison of the two Band setting: Hard-Rock, very loud band My first rehearsal with these guys I brought my CA9/Demeter VTBP-201S rig with my Acme B4. All I can say is this rig has tone for days. Despite the loud volume of the guitar players, and loud drummer, I could always hear myself. Not only hear myself, but hear the definition of my tone. This rig had very deep, fat, tight, punchy lows - very nice smooth mids- and glassy highs. I never ran out of headroom. And despite my old strings, I thought I still had a decent tone (I like the new string sound). The rig was quick and punchy......the kind you feel in your gut. This is rig is like a black V8 Cadillac.....power meets luxury. But as we all know......very heavy. Yesterday we got together again, this time I brought my LMII and UL410 (due to the PITA the CA9 + B4 rig is to haul). This has been my mobile practice rig and gig rig for the last year or so. I could not get a good sound out of this rig.......I think this was because I was comparing it to the CA9 Acme rig all night. Dont get wrong, this has served me well and is a GREAT rig. However, in this setting - it was the wrong rig to bring. I feel I lost all of the gut pounding punch from the last rehearsal. NTM, the low was not as tight and quick as the CA9 Acme rig. The highs were duller and less glassy too. I think if I had newer strings, this rig would have sounded better. Also, I could not hear myself all night......this rig ran out of headroom real quick next to the loud guitars and drummer. Were I am going with this........for 75% of the stuff I do, the LMII and UL410 will be perfect.......However, the other 25% I need the lead-sled. There is NO comparison to the type of power, quickness, response, and authority the lead sled brings to table. All I am saying is one day you might need your sled...........so dont be so quick to sell em'. I am glad mine didn't sell. I would have regretted selling it. Lat night was a good lesson that the LMII and UL410 cant do everything.