After a lot of research and playing various setups this past week, I narrowed down my new rig to a QSC PLX1602 with a BBE Bmax preamp. I absolutely loved this setup. But........ I have always been a huge fan of Carvin power amps and have heard great things about their new B1500 bass amp. I have not tried this amp, but the price and reviews are making me think about it. Now the weight difference between the two rigs won't be that drastic (6 or 7lbs?). But the Carvin would save me a lot of money. (damn money thing again) Either setup would be completed with my new Dingwall Afterburner 4 and my soon to arrive Schroeder 410. I play various styles of music in my cover band (mostly top 40 stuff) and my originals project sounds like a cross between the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Van Halen (to give you some idea of what I am trying to acheive) Anybody with experience with any of this equipment, I would love to hear your opinion! I have read through all of these posts and they have been extremely helpful. Now I want someone to give me that final pull one way or the other. Thanks!!!!!!