Aloha, all... I'm definitely a "newbie" to TB, but I'm an "oldie" in both age and playing time. I rocked in a 3-piece back in Texas, during the '70s and early '80s, when disco was polluting the airwaves and venues. I didn't survive... had to give-up rockin' in order to make a living. The business world has been good to me over the past 25 years, and now I'm being recruited to join some other guys, who are a little younger than me, and start rocking again. I know I can still do it... it's kinda like riding a bicycle- you don't forget. I figure a month or so of some serious practice time, and I'll be able to hold my own. I sold all my gear when I quit, so it's time to load up. I'm seeking advice and/or opinions on a set-up that intrigues me at this time: Amplifier: Ampeg SVT-4 Pro head or Hartke 7000 head. I was also thinking heavily about Marshall's VBA400 because I'm old enough to recall the sound of all-tube amps. My old rig was a Kustom 400w, all-tube amp with a 3 x 15" cabinet... black roll-and-pleat! Cabinets: Hartke 4200 (4 x 10" w/horn) with Hartke 1800 (1 x 18") or Hartke XL215 (2 x 15"). The 4 x 10" and the 1 x 18" have casters; the 2 x 15" does not. That fact alone is pushing me toward the 18" cab. I'm impressed with the look of Hartke's aluminum cones, as well as their price. I'll be playing a lot of metal. As far as an axe... I've been looking at a Stingray-5. Appreciate any suggestions and/or opinions here, also. My old axe was a Rickebacker 4001 (I truly wish I hadn't sold it...). In the words of Fast Eddie Felson... "I'm back!"