Yep, after all that deliberation against 6x10 vs. 8x10 and Ampeg vs. Mesa vs. GK I "sold out" and went with the 810E. Originally I was considering a Mesa. Contacted the rep and there was a minimum 16 week wait and a price increase of about £500. Thought about GK 810SBX, played one, didn't think about it that much again. I was dead set against the Ampeg, even though whenever I played one I quite enjoyed it. Through an SWR 350x, SVT2 I found the tone to be really nice but always a little too scooped, and I used this as an excuse not to purchase one. However after the Mesa deal fell through I had my rack at the store and I plugged into the Ampeg. Wow. Turns out the reason I thought the 810 was scooped was because I'd never realised just how scooped the 350x and SVT2 are. With my PSA-1(mid boosted to hell and sub rolled off, filter on my QSC set to 50Hz) this thing punches and growls like a champ, far superior to any of the other 'clean' cabs for what I'm after. Did a quick rehearsal today and I noticed a few things. One, the Ampeg is remarkably articulate consideing it doesn't have a tweeter, far more articulate and defined than my Peavey rig(which isn't saying much I know). This cab can sling gobs of bottom end around, in fact I was far too hasty with this and ending up getting a drummer complaining of my bottom end drowning out his kit After messing with the PSA-1, which to be fair isn't exactly intuitive(two bass controls, no dedicated clean mid control, drive and gain to worry about) I found a great setting. Turned my "Buzz"(sub) down to 9 o'clock and my Low up to 12, and my level control to 3 o'clock. This boosted my low mids and around the 500-800Hz mark and gave me the punch and grind I like. My Peaveys had midrange in spades and I was close to scooping the EQ with them. Problem was it wasn't a nice midrange. I was also seriously underpowering the 810 today, my guitarist needed to use one side of my QSC as his Engl head hasn't arrived yet so I was only throwing 450W into the Ampeg. It was plenty loud on half volume, but I can't wait till I can bridge it at my gig on Thursday and get that extra kilowatt of headroom (N.B. You'd be surprised at how good a Metal Zone pedal straight into one side of a QSC RMX1450 sounds for guitar) I questioned myself as to why I didn't want to like this cab initially and after much soul searching I realised it was for a very petty reason - I wanted to be different. All my idols, playing and tone wise, use the 810E, and after my experiences with it I can see why. I'm proud to own an Ampeg 810, and I was probably destined to do it as soon as I picked up a bass and started learning Fear Factory riffs. I like this cab so much I'm considering getting another one with a QSC PLX3002, and running 1100W into each.