Well...Not Really a newb per se. I just pulled the trigger on a new Stewart World 1.6 to go with an Aguilar DB 659 and SWR 4x10 Goliath II. I was previously running the 4x10 with a 300W Trace Elliot head. This is kind of treading into the unknown for me even though I've been playing for almost 20 years. I've never used a pre amp-power amp combo before, and would like to hear from folks what I should be aware of. Some of my questions are: 1. What do I need to be careful of so I don't destroy my gear? 2. Do I just use a regular instrument cable to patch the pre amp and power amp together, or is there something else? 3. I'm ASSuming I should be always bridging the two power amp channels (however that's done, I'm not sure) 4. How should I ideally set the pre and post gain on the pre-amp and the power knobs on the power-amp? Thanks all!