Head used will be an Ampeg Portaflex 500 ([email protected] - [email protected]) I want to have 2 cabs, so I can get the full 500 watts, and more speaker coverage/move more air for gigs, and then just use the 1 cab for smaller stuff like band practice and practice at home (but still has to have substantial low end and tone) Here are the two options: 1 - Buy an Ampeg Portaflex 115he, and pair it with 115lf (or 112lf?) for bigger stuff. (= 2x15) 2 - Buy an Ampeg SVT 112av, and pair it with another 112av for bigger stuff. (= 2x12) Now, the latter seems like a good option because I've heard many great things about the svt212av having a great big sound. Having 2x 112 gives me extra flexibility in terms of using one or two cabs, and also making things easier to transport. However, from the few videos I've heard of the 212 and the 112 (there are barely any good examples of these cabs on youtube) they sound very bright and grindy and barely any good low end being made... although I suspect it's due to the cabs being miked up with a mic that doesn't pick up all the lows, and they most likely have the horn on, contributing to the excessive brightness. I imagine in person, two svt 112's would push out some serious low end. But I could be misinformed. The other option (the more affordable option!) is pairing two portaflex cabs, most likely two 115s. From what I've heard, they put out a bit more low end by themselves than the SVT 112 does. However... would pairing two 115's be an overkill for larger gigs? Im after a nice, round sound. Strong bass, nice low mids and smooth highs. I play a passive jazz bass with cs60s and ghs roundcore boomers, so it's not a overly bright bass, and is a bit fatter sounding than your typical jazz. I'd like to keep it that way. I wanna go Ampeg because, simply put, I know for a fact Ampeg is the most solid bass amp you can get... construction wise, sound quality, and rugged reliability gig after gig. I wanna amp that will make me sit comfortably in the mix with good bass and midrange, as you would hear on a recording, that will project out even to the back of the room so the lows can be heard and not get drowned out. Any insight I can get into this setup will be much appreciated. Thanks.