I always have a spare amp hidden out in the Jeep, just in case. Do you take one? Have you ever needed it?! ------------ My story; yes I do, and ended up using it several times, but not always for bass! We're a 3-piece cover band with three singers, lots of harmony, and we play a wide variety of genres. We hardly ever play anywhere with a house system, so it's all on us. Plus our PA is adequate for almost anything we do, but not much more than that. If anything major breaks, we're out of business for the night, although the guitarist takes two amps for tonal variety. So being a control freak, after upgrading amps I started to take the old one as a spare, just in case, and not rely on the PA as a backup. I've been doing it for three or four years now, maybe for 100 gigs. I only actually needed it once when the tube amp I used to gig with at the time died, and luckily it was on one of the first few times I took it. We've also had an old PA amp used for our stage monitors blow up, and we used it for that for two gigs, so it's not just my backup. In a pinch I suppose the guitarist could also use it. Mine is an Eden WTX-260, backing up an Acoustic Image Clarus SL 4plus. Not as much power, can't do 2 Ohms, but I never really push the Clarus anyway. So if you take one, what's your story? Has it ever come in handy? Lifesaver? ------------ I also take a 210 and two 112s, all 8 Ohms, just because they fit easily, but only usually use 1 or 2 of them depending. (I can use all three but haven't needed to.) But that's another topic!