After nearly 10 years of not having a "bass" amp, I have found myself in playing situations lately with a quintet where I wanted one. The Bose PAS sounds great, but it is a lot of stuff to haul, takes up a lot of space on a small bandstand, and is overkill in some of these small places where I just need a bit more than no amplification at all. I'm also getting lazy and for the first time ever, I wanted to find something light that I could just carry in and set up in 2 minutes and play. Obviously, the fly in the ointment is that I really love the Schertler Dyn B in the right situation, and I really don't feel like getting a pickup. In places with a PA, I usually go mic only. I've only tried the Schertler through a few bass amps and been disappointed. It was terrible through a Walter Woods M-100 and my 1st generation AI Contra, and beyond terrible through a SWR WM12 and a Hartke Kickback. The Unico, although not strictly a bass amp, was nice but not enough umphh... So a few weeks ago I took my bass up to Guitar Center and plugged into a few things. I wasn't expecting to find anything I liked.....I wanted to try an acoustic amp but they didn't have anything. I ended up really liking the Markbass CMD 121p which is a 29lb 12" combo with the LMII head. I was able to plug the Dyn B right in to the XLR and got a decent acoustic sound just by cutting the mid low band. Went back yesterday and bought it after they took $150 off and I have been playing with it all day. Some observations: The best sound is with it elevated, at least in my house. It can sound ok on the ground, but it exaggerates the lows. On a chair it is much clearer. As in the store, I get a pretty clear sound just running flat with no preamp, with a cut to the mid lows. As I turn up into the loud territory, turning up the VLF filter to about 2 or 3 o'clock cleans up the sound a bunch. The best sound was when I ran through my Schertler PreA III preamp with the dry out going into the XLR of the Markbass. GREAT acoustic sound there, very close to the my bass only louder ideal. Maybe hell did freeze over.....I have a bass amp.