I love my Bassman 135 head. It sounds really, really awesome. I have been playing on it for a few weeks now, and I have gotten to play in a jam setting a couple times, and it holds it's own. I love the tone, so I fully plan to use it if/when I start playing live, and will mic the cab or use the line out for PA support if needed. BUT, I still feel I need a new cabinet to pair with the head. I think I will keep the vintage 2x15" that I got with it. I love the way it looks, it does sounds really nice, and it allows me to keep them as a set. It does have two very serious drawbacks for now and the future. One it is very large and bulky, and quite heavy. It is in the basement now, and to get it up and down is a two man job. Second, the cabinet just cannot handle the output of the head. Recently I decided to really test what both were capable of and went for really driving the amp hard. Channels jumped, pre-amps on 8-10, master to 8-10. But even with the EQ flat, the speaker just farted out constantly. There was also a lot of distortion, which I know there will be some, but I think some of the distortion was the speaker itself. So I understand that I will be limited in things like headroom etc by the amp, and I accept that. But what I want is a cabinet setup that will handle and pass through the amp signal without being the limiting factor. To that end, I had originally been planning to build a pair of BFM Jack 12 cabinets. But I also wanted to consider other options in approximately the same price/weight range: Gallien-Krueger 212MBE 4 ohm cabinet $499 Hartke HyDrive 1x12 - $399, but I can get it on special for about $340 BFM Jack 12 - With the specs I am looking at this would run around $300/cab. Was planning on getting two. I would also listen to any other suggestions. Thanks a bunch!!