OK. Maybe this should be seperate posts but here goes. My sound is missing something. I've got a variety of issues to deal with. Here's the current setup. Spector 4 into an Ampeg SVT Pro3 into a Genz Benz 4X10 XB. I also run a Symetrix rack compressor. I play hard rock. The style is aggressive. I play with my fingers and not a pick. I use a 45-100 string set. Blue steels at the moment. I've played this amp through a Harke 4.5XL and an SWR Triad. The Harke was junk and the SWR never seemed to live up to its name. I tune in drop D or drop C. I feel that the lows are mushing out on me. They don't seem to have the kick or the focus I'm looking for and that I'm hearing in other hard rock acts. Bass is sooo important to this kind of music. I've alway sworn by EMG's and both of my basses have them. The Spector shouldn't be the weak link here. Neither should the Ampeg. Although I'm about 7/8 of the way up and there are times when I could use more power. I could run a PSA1 and bridge a stereo power amp for some more watts. Or is the answer in another cabinet? Maybe the Bagend 15". Other issues for me are portability. I have everything I need in a 4 space rack. The 4x10 is a bit bulky and the Bagend may be the ticket if it sounds right. The other side of the coin is what I tell my band members -- that I really only use the amp as a monitor. I always run direct even in the studio. This train of thought leads me to believe that I should maybe investigate something like the Bass POD. As you can see I'm pretty lost. Any ideas/thoughts/suggestions would be great. Thanks.