Warning long post! Last night's gig was rough. My SUV's engine lite came on yesterday, my usual biamp rig would not fit in gf's back seat. For a medium sized club, I took my Bag End 1x15. I got lost, even though I've played there 3x, so I was late = stressed and rushed. Was short an xlr cable during setup, so skipped DI to PA. Bridged the amp, but forgot to push in the little bridge button, so it worked, but would cut out now and then. I figured this out during the 1st song, so the rest of the first set was relatively normal, started to relax, crank it up! Turn up 2 notches for 2nd set (loud rock band), amp flashes red and smells bad, hot but no smoke/fire, dead. Singer and guitarist do a duo song while I ask drummist for backup xlr cable to run my DI, he gives me a bad one. It takes me 2 different configurations to figure out it's a bad cable. Aigh!!! As the song ends I my plug backup 1/4" cable (I'm usually wireless) straight into the PA and crank it up in mains and monitors, sounds good, go! This is how I finished the set, and it would've been ok except that my backup cable is only 10' long so I had to stand directly in front of the drummer. I'm about to go out to the garage to figure out if the amp, Soundtech PS 800, still works at all. I'm posting here to get opinions on whether I should start my amp rig over. I know a lot of guys don't like bi-amping, but for the last 7 years I've been happy w/ a 1x18 + 1x15 stack. Here's my basic questions . . . Will I be happier with a more traditional setup? What makes you so happy about gigging with your combo or head+cab that the rack guys, and especially the biamp rack guys like me, just aren't getting? I'm especially interested in hearing from former biampers on why they switched. Thanks!