I'm thinking of assembling an inexpensive rig for playing small/medium sized gigs. I have been looking at a couple manufacturers and I'm curious to what you all could recommend. First up is Carvin. I'm looking at their heads mainly, I've heard bad things about their speakers, and they don't have good enough frequency range for me. How are the Redline Series heads? Are Carvin power ratings grossly inflated like most low to mid-range companies are accused of being? I'd get a Carvin power amp, but a Power/Pre setup would be too damn expensive. I'm considering the R600 or R1000. Next is Peavey. I hear good things about the Firebass 700, and I hear their cabs are great for the price. How do their 4x10 and 4x12 cabs sound (the new kind, not the older models) and how much do they go for new? I looked at the Nemesis by Eden series as well as the Workingman's Series by SWR, but I'm not really interested in those. And lastly I've looked at Acme Low B 4x10's, I hear they're awesome, but they are really inefficient, how would a Carvin R1000 work running two of these? Anyone have any other recommendations? I'm looking for loudness and good low B handling, but good tone and features are nice too Thanks everyone.