After reading these threads for years, I've seen a lot of trends come and go, from the "flavor of the month" to the latest Micro fad. I've read a lot of threads/posts where some feel that can't get by on a coffee house jazz gig with anything less than and Ampeg SVT and two Peavey 3620's (yeah you fishstix ) to those who feel they have the most awesome 110 cab with their 2 lb. head handling outdoor rock concerts (as long as there is PA support of course). It seems that while posts are somewhat descriptive, the context for which these rigs are being used isn't really all that apparent, aside from subjective preferences. I think in some regard these posts are doing a disservice to newer players looking for rigs and ending up with tiny rigs for loud rock bands and way too large rigs for light ensemble playing. Let's put some of it in a better context. I'll kick it off. I use a Carvin BX1200 into my two homemade 115 neos. I play in a loud hard classic rock band (AC/DC, Scorpions, Poison, Sammy Hagar, Ozzy, etc.) with two guitarists with Fender Twins, a drummer and a keyboard player. We have our own large PA (JBL mains and two JBL SRX728 subs driven by two 4000 watt QSC power amps). We have a full monitor system (monitors use 12's and are not sufficient for bass). I can feel a lot of the low end from the PA subs, so my cabs are more mid-voiced and were built to be small but LOUD, but not built for deep, loud low end. We are pretty loud onstage, though not to PA level. The PA is meant to augment and "support" our stage sound for the crowd...not replace it. My rig is loud onstage, but it's not for the crowd as the PA takes it to a whole 'nother level. I'm no louder than I need to be in my rather loud hard rock band. The places we play are mid-sized to large clubs and in summer, a lot of outdoor festival type gigs. Our crowds and the owners of the venues we play at expect...even demand, it be loud (not deafening) because we are, after all, a rock band and people don't come to see us just to sit around having cocktails over polite conversation. So, if you care to post your rig and explain how it works for you, put it into the context in which it is used, including the PA you use, the monitor system, other musicians you play with onstage and what kind of music you do. Also make it clear what the purpose of your gigs are. If you're a wedding band, or you play rock music in little clubs where people just want to talk and your band is only background music let that be known too. Just something I've been thinking about.