I blew one of the speakers in my Mesa 2x15 today...I was at an audition, playing through my 400+, and it was a jazzy reggae skapunk band with two guitarists playing through Fender DeVille's and a jazz-touch drummer. We were not that loud. About 2 hours into the rehearsal, bam...that pitiful distortion of a blown speaker. This is the second time one of their 15's has blown on me. The first was a 1x15, which I had for just 3 months before it blew, and I had it repaired under warranty, but I was jaded and sold it for a $100 loss. The 2x15 is less than 5 months old, and I will once again get it repaired under warranty, only to sell it for another loss. I guess I should have just bought the Ampeg 8x10 like everybody else. I beat the hell out of my bass (slapping the B, digging in, playing with a pick, etc.) and like gut-wrenching lows as well as defined mids and crisp highs. Is there a cabinet out there that will take what I can give it? I bought into the hype that Mesa was the best, and now I know I overpaid.