Well, I have hi-jacked several other threads, so I figure that I may as well post a dedicated thread myself to share the joy of my "new" EA rig. I had been Jonesing over a pair of VL-208's for quite a while, and I found one on ebay, bid on it, but got beat out at the last minute. But then I saw a VL-210 on ebay at the same time (Hi Wes!) and bought it. So, since I had one VL-210, I thought I'd have Gard get me another (thanks again, Gard!). Then whoever outbid me on the VL-208 backed out (word, Warren!), then I found a deal on another VL-208 from Bass Emporium, then another one on BassGear.com for a price that I couldn't pass up(hey, Philip!)... Definitely GAS out of control. However, I am now kinda glad it worked out that way. Adding the third VL-208 was huge! Stepping up from two to three had a much greater impact than adding a second VL-208 (or VL-210 for that matter). I am not sure why the difference was so much more pronounced, but where two VL-208's will handle a B-string, but be a bit weak in the low end (at least compared to two VL-210's), three VL-208's have a truckload of booty! I can't push them as hard as I can the two VL-210's, but for lower volume settings, the three VL-208's have all the low end you would want and better midrange defintion than the two VL-210's. That brings up one thing that I have found with the VL-210's. They don't really bring out the mids unless you are pushing them pretty hard. In fact, at low to medium volume settings, I actually prefer the sound of my "old rig" with a Mesa Boogie Diesel 4x10 and 212XLT (see below) to the two VL-210's by themselves. I haven't directly A/B'd the Boogie/Eden rig to the three VL-208's, but I'd guess that they are actually pretty similar at lower settings, with the EA's being predictably less colored. However, the VL-208's don't like to be slammed quite as hard as the VL-210's seem to NEED to be. I also had a chance to A/B the EA cabs with my pair of Epifani's (T-110UL/T-112) - though I was using my Eden/QSC rig, not the Walkabout. The Epi's definitely have a sweeter top end and more full low end (when you adjust volume to comparable levels), while the EA's have more in-your-face mids. The EA's are rather unforgiving of technique (if you put your finger down on top of a fret, or nick a neighboring string, you will hear it!), whereas with the Epi's, you can get away with a little bit of slop (not much, mind you!). However, even though I consider the Epifani's to be very full-range and articulate, when you make a direct comparison to the VL cabs, it does make the Epi's sound a bit mid-scooped. Of course, it could just be that the EAs are mid-forward. I should add that I think that adding 208's to the 210's is a big help, unless you are absolutely slamming the 210's. At anywhere near reasonable volume levels, the 208's really do contribute some nice midrange presence and all-around definition. Once you start pushing things really hard (with my PLX 3002, mind you!), the 208's start to lose their composure, while the 210's say "keep it coming!" Truly, the VL-210's just keep sounding better the harder you push them. At anywhere near this same volume level, my Boogie/Eden rig is starting to sound severly stressed, but the VL-210's maintain their focus and definition. I haven't tried pushing the Epifani's anywhere near that hard (yet!). Any discussion of EA cabs would not be complete without offering some praise for the EXCELLENT service that John and everyone else at Euphonic Audio provide. Not only did they answer every question I had quickly and thoughtfully, he also sent me more badges and handle stickers so that all my "EA" badges looked the same. And guess what, when the factory refurb that Gard arranged for me arrived, John had thrown in another set of caster cups so that I could modify my other, used, VL-210 to have the more stable caster configuration! Very, very good folks, there. I am a stickler for cab covers, so I had inquired about left over NOS EA covers. Lo and behold, they do exist, and let me say that these are some of the nicest padded cabinet covers I have seen. Crushed red velvet on the inside, roomy zippered pouch on the outside, thick padding, you name it. So, that about sums it up. Tom is a happy camper, though now I really do seem to have more cabs than I know what to do with. At least I can set up one set of cabs at the various practice locations that I frequent (some more than others) and just carry my Walkabout & bass to practice. There. I just had to let some of that excitement out. Exhale... Nice. My apologies to all those other threads that I barged into... Tom.