I've wanted a new amp for a couple of years now, not necessarily needing one, but you know, (gas) .... I didn’t want to spend a lot of money; after all I play in a $400 a gig cover band. Up to now I’ve gotten by with my Peavey 210 combo amp with a BDDI to warm up the sound. Every time we have to load equipment after a gig my back tells me to get something a little lighter. I tried just using the BDDI by it’s self at first and the sound out front was great but it was a little more than the monitors could handle to get it up to a high enough stage volume, so I had to drag the Peavey back out again. And for the smaller clubs we just used a vocal PA so I had to use my amp anyways. I’ve been reading the amp forums, ing over the “flavor of the month” bass amps and cabinets, going out and trying the likely candidates when I could. And then some one would write in telling about the down side of this cabinet or that head and I’d say to my self, “yeah, you know he has a point”, and I’d be back reading the forums to find next great combination. I’ve been interested in the Carvin Brx amps since they came out, but they had their down side too, heavy cabinets.... the B1500 seemed to have more power than I’d ever need, the B500 maybe not enough power. One thread I’ve followed is the Schroeder mega thread.......... warm, punchy, and really loud, what could be better? And then SMACK’s Carvin B1500 thread started. The more I hear about the Carvin, the better it sounds. So I decided try the BRX212 combo, it looks like the poor man version of Smash’s set up and with the added plus of rolling around like a piece of luggage. I ordered it monday and finally found out today it shipped tuesday ....... but it won’t be here till next week....... so much for instant gratification After I give it a work out I’ll give it a little review just to help pass the gas along, and maybe a little too.