I've been having amp problems for the last few weeks. I was sure I'd blown a speaker in my 410 cab, but events this past weekend would seem to prove this hypothesis wrong. The club we played this past weekend has a 1x15 onstage that is available for use. It's part of the setup from the Thursday night jam nights they have there. So, I brought me head, and used this speaker to kind of test my theory that my cab was the problem. The first set was nothing but distortion! Blaaaat blaaat blaaat all 1st set! Luckily the club is about 7 minutes from my house, so I ran home and got my ancient back up head and the 410 I assumed was puking out on me. I'm going to take my head in to get repaired, but my wife has given me clearance to buy a brand new one!! So, I intend to get the old one fixed, sell it to help offset some of the expense and do one of two things: 1st: I love Carvin amps, and the B1500 looks to be right up my alley. Plenty of power, and just the right amount of controls on the face plate. I don't need an EQ, knobs are fine by me, and it would appear to have headroom for days....... 2nd option: I can buy a power amp (DCM 1000) and a preamp like a sans amp, or a Rocktron Blue Thunder, and have a pretty sweet rig there too. I'm leaning towards the B1500, but still........ Help me out TB! What would you do and why??