I'm getting a whole new setup (probably Mesa), and I was thinking about all the stuff I'll need. I'd like some advice on the following (i'll include my thoughts/current situation on each): Rack Case: Looking at SKB's right now (the rig will stay in the practice space, until we start gigging, which won't be until towards the end of the year). I'm specifically looking at "regular" SKB racks and the Roto racks. Rotos are cheaper and apparantly much lighter (which is good), but is the quality really bad? I don't want to spend extra money for nothing. Tuner: Considering the Korg DTR-2. See below as well. Power Conditioner: Furman is probably the way to go. I'm looking at the PL-8 (what are differences in the quality of the different models?). The PL-Plus with the lights would be cool, but it's a waste. Since I'm also looking at a tuner, I've been looking at the PL-Tuner. But I have a few concerns about that: Is the tuner any good (in comparison to the Korg, keeping the price difference in mind)? Also, the tuner has the inputs in the front, while the amp has the tuner out in the back. Now I know I could connect my bass straight into the tuner, and then out into the amp, but I'd like to make use of the tuner out of the amp. From looking pictures of the Korg DTR-2, it appears that it has inputs in back (and I think in the front as well). That would be very convenient because I would have to worry about all the excess cables bunching up. That, and I only need one cable when using the tuner out. Let me know your thoughts on the issue. Cables, Cords: This is pretty basic. I want good quality cables (ones that won't die) to connect my bass to the amp and the amp to the speakers. I refuse to pay $50+ for 2 foot cables . That's just ridiculous, and I there's no way I can afford that. I want ~15-20 ft cord for the bass-amp connection, and something shorter 2-4 ft. for the amp-speaker connection. If you have any recommendations for cables/cords for these applications, please let me know (I dont' mind paying $1 or $1.50 per foot of cable). If anyone can help me out with this, I'd be eternally grateful. Well maybe not eternally...unless my setup and I last that long...but you get the point.