SO I picked up a whole new rig, and I have never been so happy with my bass sound: Eden WT 1200 Power Amp Eden Navigator Pre Amp Aguliar 2x12 Cab Now the Eden equipment is absolutely amazing (but I'll save that for another post). I am blown away by the Aguilar 2x12. even running my old Ampeg SVT 3 Pro through it, it sounded amazing. Wish I would have done this much earlier! I highly recommend the 2x12s for a great blend of bass and punch. I do still have some tweaking to do on the power/ pre amp to make sure I don't go "Too" low and blow out the cab.