Good morning my fellow TB'ers..... I hope the holidays are treating everyone well and peaceful (in spite of all the running around we all tend to do during this time of the year, OH and not to mention the macing of 20 or so people over a SONY PSP!!! ))) HO... HO....... OH my God....... (((( REALLY ? )))) Anyhow............. I just have a simple question / thought to put out here... I currently run a GK 1001 RB-II amp with my setup and I love the tone of the GK's... however, I am contemplating on selling it or trading it in for a MB Fusion micro amp. The simple reason being that my lower back AND both knees are not what they used to be and the thought of a super light weight, yet a heavy weight in the amplification section of the amp, is very appealing to me not to mention the tube pre-amp section of the MB Micro... In everyone's opinion, would I be sacrificing overall performance between the two for the sake of weight ... this may sound a bit silly here, ~~~> but would the GK 1001 RB become a "relic" and a cool thing to own once this wave of "micro amps" passes over or am I dreaming about that???? OR should I just hire a roadie to lug my rig around for me and save my aging frame from anymore aches and pains ? (which in this case would happen to be my 13 y/o daughter!!!!) ALSO....... The MB 800 is totally solid state amp with an 800 watt @ 4ohm output, where the MB Fusion has a 500 watt @ 4 ohm output..... B U T..... The Fusion has a total tube driven preamp.... any opinions / advice there brothers ??? No but seriously... that is my thought.... Anyways, sorry for such a long post.... any and ALL advice and opinions will be greatly appreciated ! THANKS ALL !!! This forum RAWKS !!!!!! Have a very Merry and peaceful Christmas everyone and a healthy, and prosperous New Year! blessings!