Sorry this post is so long, skip to the bottom if you want to get to the point. This is my first post here, so I'll start by saying that this board is incredibly helpful and informative and you all seem to know your gear pretty well. I've been trying to swap out my workingman combo for a more powerful stack or rack setup, and it seems like a rack would be a more flexible and possibly less expensive option. I'm buying an eden 2x10 XLT cab that's supposed to handle 350 watts at 8 ohms, and it's almost impossible to find a regular bass head that can deliver that much power at that impedance. I can bridge a head (which I'll have to buy used for $600+,) or get started on a rack that won't color or alter my sound. I play a yamaha rbx active 5-string, which sounds pretty good in the studio (it's not a Zon or anything...) compared to the fairly annoying live sound I get driving small gigs with my workingman and no PA support. A popular bare-bones setup I've seen discussed here consists of a yamaha pb-1 preamp ($100-150) and a carvin DCM-2000 poweramp ($539.) I currently have access to a yamaha p2201 poweramp (230 watts@8 ohms per side,) but it's not mine and I won't be able to use it forever. I'm also worried that this won't be enough power to get all the sound I want out of my 2x10 (I'm not sure if it can even be bridged at all.) My question is this: should I splurge and buy the PB-1 and DCM-2000, or will I just end up with a worse sound than I can get with my WM 15? If anyone has played with this rig, does it measure up to the sound of an eden or SWR pro level head? If it transfers the sound of my bass to the cabinet perfectly, with no coloration or distortion in between, I'll be happy, but if I end up with some new tone resembling a peavey or fender amp (my least favorite major brands,) I will cry. If you think this setup won't deliver the tone and reliability I'm looking for, would I be better off with a more expensive preamp or poweramp? For power, I'm looking into the Eden WT-1000, QSC PLX series, or Stewart World series. For pre's, I'd go with an Eden Navigator or Alembic F1-X. Any suggestions?