well, i'm going to try to keep this short and simple (but i cant promise that!).. i've been playing with a pretty crappy setup, but i like the way it works for me.. (while playing fast/heavy/thrash/punk/rock) i plug my stingray into an old sunn concert bass head then speaker out #1 > old traynor 2x15 cab with crappy speakers & preamp out > main input on fender bxr60 1x12 combo.. here is why this works well for me.. i cant get any low end out of the traynor 2x15.. maybe its the closed/non ported cab or maybe it's the speakers or maybe it's the sunn head.. i dunno, it cuts through like crazy though and i never noticed a problem with slow response so i like it for the highs/cutting side of my tone.. so i added my little bxr60 1x12 combo to the setup.. i set all the preamp controls & eq on the bxr60 to have virtually no highs or mids, just clean bass... so now... when i am playing i hear mainly low end bass coming from the little bxr60 and mainly highs and mids coming from the traynor cab... it's balanced, and provides me with basically what i want to hear (while playing that is).. here's my problem.. i cant get the lows to be growly as i would like (bxr60 isnt very versatile!) and the highs are kind of crappy sounding (if i drive the highs real hard i hear crackles and whatnot coming from the traynor cab, the speakers are real old, mismatched, and brobably 1/2 blown)... so, how do i get this same "feeling" i get now, but with a completely new setup? do i try a biampable head and drive my lows to one cab and highs to another? for some reason i dont think i will like that... do i get a preamp for each cabinet so one cabinet is EQ'd to hear only growly lows, and one cabinet is EQ'd to hear only crisp, strong cutting highs? i think i am set on the idea of being able to individually control my lows and highs like i can do now, but i really need input on this.. please help me! the last couple of jam sessions i just played through a old fender bxr300 1x15 combo.. i actually liked the growly sound i could get from it but it seemed slow to respond, i couldnt get that cutting-ness from it.. my last dilemna... the bxr300, to me, sounds great for slap or solo style bass.. i play through it at home while i play by myself and it is perfect for that (for me)... i hate playing through the traynor/bxr60 setup by myself, it sounds like crap.. but when i'm playing along side my marshall distortion freak guitarist, the traynor/bxr60's style of sound is a must have... this "last dilemna" is a dilemna because i know i can go to a music store and try out all the great gear and get many tones i like, but once i am paired with good ol distortion freak, will i still be happy with my "new gear"? can anyone shed any light on this for me? sorry about the long topic, i'm really getting frustrated! (i have the money to buy myself what i want, i just dont know what i want). thanks in advance for any and all help.