Help me out here... Looking to upgrade after years and years of 'poverty.' Likely I will have fundage in the spring. Current set up: Passive (J or P)>Pedals (tuner, compressor, SABDDI, SAPBDDI [yes, both], EQ, OD, Flange, Chorus [not in that order])>Rack parametric EQ>Carvin 1000w power amp>Peavey FC410 Now I know the FC410 (with Scorpions) is technically a sound reinforcement speaker, but it's been good to me and is easy to cart about. The sound isn't 'bad,' but I feel I could be getting more. I also play with a 15" combo in practice and I like the beef there too... Should I: * Get a rack pre-amp, keep the Carvin, and upgrade the speaker cabinet? * Get a 'proper' bass amp, plus upgrade the cabinet? Suggestions please. If you will give reasons. Pre>Power>Cab vs. Bass Amp>Cab. I don't have a truck, so 8x10 fridges are out of the question (plus I'm old and don't want to lug such stuff about). I used to have big tube amps and fridge set ups, but that part of my life has gone (unless I get a roadie!). Looking to spend about $700. I know I can always save for better, but that's not the point here. As I mentioned, funds will come in the spring, so I'll have a chance to research and even try stuff out. Prefer rack mounting for ease of moving around/avoiding damage. Playing hard rock originals with two loud guitar players and a drummer who hits hard. I need to some power there. I tend to play relatively clean, but with a little 'tube emulation' growl - adding dirt from the OD (SD Lava Box) or from a pre-set on the SAPBDDI when required. Thoughts?