Yep, that's right, no more cab mic. No more arguing with soundmen. No more knocking it onto the floor accidentally. And best of all, no more obsessing about the sound in the house! Still think the cab mic is MUCH better than most DI's, though, and will always support its use. Adds balls to your FOH sound, and makes lesser rigs sound better and better rigs sound great. And the only DI's I've ever truly liked were speaker DI's from SVT's and my B-15, but soundmen were complaining that my onstage mixes and changes were way more drastic than they sounded in my amp, so I went back to the cab mic. But after yanking my mic down on the last gig I did with it, I had enough, and a good deal came along on an A-Designs REDDI, so I bit. After two gigs with it, I no longer feel the need to mic a cab to get my sound, so I'm back on the DI. It's the only DI I've ever heard that can hang with a clean B-15's speaker DI on its own terms, and it matches that tone dead on with no compromise. Just this beautiful pure tube sound, flat and clean and bulletproof in a mix. That's the only thing that could make me happy in a DI. But an extra added bonus is that it cleaned up some brashness in the snare and hi hat due to getting picked up from my cab mic. Wasn't unhappy with our drum mixes before, but it does sound more controlled. I knew I was getting a little bleed sometimes but didn't think it was that much. The only downside to this is it has turned me into a raging tube snob once again, and that has thwarted my original plan of using the REDDI for the house and my Micro VR for a monitor. Don't let anyone tell you that you can't hear a difference between real tube/transformer construction and solid state emulation on a gig. People will love you if you play righteous no matter what gear you use, but the differences are striking and real and 100% noticeable. The drunk guy trying to pick up the drunker chick at the bar doesn't care, but people who care about good sound pick up on these things, and there are a lot more of them at your gigs than you realize, and from now on, that's who I play to, and easy schlep just isn't worth it anymore. I could get away with it before because a cab mic can cover up for lesser gear quite well, but the REDDI puts it all out there right dead in the open just what great sounding bass tone is supposed to be, and quite frankly, I can't stand the thought of anything less coming out of my onstage rig because I am insecure and have a giant ego Of course the cabs will get smaller and the B-15 will see a lot more action than the SVT, but it feels good to finally at peace both onstage and off. I can have my awesome amp that I can tweak to my heart's content, I can give them an idiot proof and real version of that that they can tweak to their heart's content, and I'm not going to stress gigs with unfamiliar soundmen anymore. I will find plenty of other things to rant about on my gigs, I'm sure, and I'm not looking forward to dragging the REDDI through airports, but at least the most important thing won't be one of them...and that's being able to relax onstage and just play and not think about your rig.