Thanks everyone for all the rig building advice over the last few weeks. Tommorow is "go time". I have decided on a Hartke 3500 head and 2 Avatar compact cabs...the 112 and 115. As for Hartke, I am wondering if it is better to buy from a dealer or from a place like American Musical Supply. I really like AMS because they deliver fast (I think I only live about 75 miles from their warehouse) and I know the gear is brand spankin new. On the other hand, buying from a dealer means the amp is a little older and more worn, so it works at least, plus the "service" you get from a dealer. Is that worth it? Is it hard to deal with Samson/Hartke without the support of a dealer? Should this be a factor in my decision? My plan tomorrow is to go to a couple of Hartke dealers and see what they have to say. If I am not happy with them I will go online and order the amp there. What do you think? Also, I will be calling Avatar tomorrow. Anything I need to know about that?