I just traded in two combos for a used Mesa Boogie Walkabout Scout 1x12 combo. I guess it's the older model without the 3 way switch the new powerhouse cabs have. It was that, or a new MarkBass 1x12 combo. Just about the same price. I played them right next to each other in the store. The Boogie seemed warmer and louder, but the MarkBass seemed a little clearer. All settings in the middle. The Boogie also appeared to handle the low B a little better. This was only from 10 minutes of playing, in a big store, so I could be a little off. I like the rear port on the Boogie to blast the drummer, and 2 preamp tubes sound good as well. Having no mute switch stinks, and the fan in kind of loud. Besides the size and weight difference, which I really don't care about, does anyone think the MarkBass is the clearly better choice, or did I choose the correct combo with the Boogie? The combo is only for basement band practices. 8 piece band though. Stage performances get the full stack, of course! Thank you!