I've heard of other bass players running one cab distorted and the other clean. I'm playing in a new punk rock type band and we only have one guitar player (it seems like two can be one too many, though many punk bands have two). I would, however, like to be able to fill out the sound a bit with my bass. Right now I have two Avatar CB112s and one B410. I was thinking of making the 410 be a distorted side and leaving my 2 12s clean while making it all on/off switchable. So along with my regular pedalboard (wah, big muff, octaver, volume pedal), I'm going to have a smaller one on an ABY box that has a Hughes & Kettner tube factor pedal and goes out to my QSC. Meanwhile I'll have the regular pedalboard go to my Mesa. With the ABY box, I could select either my Mesa or my H&K/QSC or both all on the fly. One concern, am I going to need a DI or an outboard pre to go with the H&K to make it's level appropriate for my QSC? I don't care about it having a good low end as I'm trying to make it sort of fill in for guitar during solos etc.). Do you guys think this is a rediculous idea? Anybody else do this? It seems like it will take a bit more setup, but I'm still gonna give it a try at practice to see how it sounds.