Finally decided that i'd done enough lookin around and found myself a great deal on a new rig. Here are the details. (pics to come in a little while) Nady power conditioner ART Tube Channel Preamp (yes its a mic preamp, but sounds damned good to me) Carvin DCM1000 power amp (i use bridged at 1000 watts 4 ohms) EB Musicman 210 cab 8 ohm EB Musicman 212 cab 8 ohm Sounds great, handles all the power I have thrown at it in practice thus far. Got that great guitarcenter blowout price on the cabs too. I played it with my 4 banger, fat bottom end and pleasant upper range, couldn't be more satisfied. Then I played it with my 5 string, and it was going good...good...b string FART. I messed around with wattage and eq but with no success. The 212 just farts up a storm with its magnet-impacty-horridness anywhere in the 30-39hz range. Anything above 40 (e string) and the sound is beautiful, but unless i EQ the 30-39hz range down at least 8-10 dB's, its fart city on my 5er. Mad sub, u'v got two of the 212's. Do u play any 5 string basses w/ yours? Have u ever witnessed the fart? I'd appreciate anybody's advice or input. Maybe i'm just making a stupid mistake somewhere that can be remedied easily.