After literally years of "what if's"/"I could go this way or I could go that way"/"What the hell do I want my sound to be?" a few months ago I came to the decision on what I wanted my "ultimate rig... with ca$h certainly an object" to be. I decided to go modular (pre/power/cabs) and attempt to keep weight (and to a lesser degree, size) down as one of my main priorities for two critical reasons: I'm disabled in two areas mild Cerebral Palsy from birth, and a severely weakened back due to the removal of the majority of 3 vertebrae from a non-cancerous tumor when I was 21. One by itself wouldn't be so bad - for example, during my teenage years I gigged regularly with a Peavey TNT-150 combo which is hardly the lightest or most portable combo on the market , but after the back surgery I found that I was pretty limited to what I could lift if I didn't want to cause further damage to my back. And thus, my point - this week I finally took delivery of the first half of my "rebuilding" rig - an SWR Mini Mo' preamp and QSC PLX 1602, both contained in a SKB Roll-X 5 space rack to further transportation ease. Now I'm moving onto finalizing speaker cabinet possibilities and finding that most specific "lightweight" cabs are far out of my price range, so my best bet is to come up with a modular setup that will make load-ins manageable (multiple trips are not a problem) while fitting some of my more unique needs, the biggest of which is that I plan on running the Mini Mo in "Dual Mode", which sends a post-EQ pre-effects "dry" signal to one out and a post-EQ post-effect "wet" signal to another, allowing you to running a effected rig without losing your traditional "bass" signal when effects are on (think Billy Sheehan). Here are some thoughts of mine, in no particular detail. All cabinet suggestions are Avatar's: I have really fallen for the idea of a 2x10"/2x12" stack, as it would allow me to run a decent full-range out from just the 2x12" if I dont want to bring the whole thing out, and that together running the dry line to the 12" and the wet to the 10" would be absolutely killer, tone-wise. The negative is that the size and weight of the 2x12" give me some pause even comparing it to my old Peaveys 100+ weight, 75 lbs. is still a bit hefty. A "little brother" to the above would be a dual 2x10" setup, which is more manageable in both size and weight. I have some concerns about its ability to handle low B's, as Im a five string player almost exclusively. Farting out will do me little good. :scowl: A 2x10'/1x12" is a possibility, but as Ive never heard a 1x12" with my own ears I wonder about its ability to project, and if the mere 5 lb difference between the 2x10" is worth it. On paper it simply seems to "small" to me. Im open to any and all suggestions about that above possibilities as well as any I haven't considered (other lower-cost brand, cabinet combinations, etc.) Because of the nature of the Mini Mo's Dual Mode, I'll be running the QSC in stereo to two 4 ohm cabs w/ 500 watts per cab. I'm primarily a rock bassist, so I come from the mindset of "more speaker area = better". Please prove me wrong on this.