I'm in the process of downsizing since I play only through a house system and am looking at a combo for home...although it might get some minor outside play. Anyway, I'm looking at two different routes. One is the affordable but solid route and the other is the high end route. Not sure which way I want to go but here's what I'm looking at in each: Budget --------------- Ashdown Electric Blue 12-180 Nemesis N12S Fender Bassman 150 Yorkville XM200 High End --------------- Epifani UL-112C Eden DC112XLT Eden CXC112 Aguilar AG 500SC-112C EBS Drome 12" EA iamp 200 Whizzy To compound the problem, I can't try any of these since I live in a bass wasteland (otherwise known as Iowa). I mostly play rock, adult alt rock, and jazz so I like flexibility. I'm not necessarily looking for a pristine hifi sound or an all tube sound...something in between probably. Looking for suggestions for either or both categories. More background info: I've played EA for a few years and it's fine. Played SWR workingman 15 before that and really didn't like the 15 or workingman sound. I definitely like a good 12" cab. I also played a walkabout for a while and enjoyed that also but don't want to go the scout route. The aggie is very interesting but I don't have a good feel for the combo sound (amp anyway as I did have a aggie 12 inch cab with the mesa). Thanks for any suggestions as I know this is a bit open-ended. Again, I'd love to try all these but life in the heartland can have a few drawbacks...but it does cut down on impulse buys!