Yay, new cab! After wanting a more manageable cab that maintained a good old school vibe for some time now, I finally bit the bullet and bought an Orange 115 based on the reviews 'round these parts. She's a beaut, lemme tell you. This isn't so much a review as an observational report of my experiences with the cab after one rehearsal. This is my first 15" cab... I've used crappy combos with 15's before, but never paired one with a decent head, until now. Prior to this I was using my gigantic LDS sealed/tweeterless 610. Sounds great, nails my tone, but damn if it isn't huge, heavy, and unwieldy. Its actually not too bad for its size, but "its size" barely fits in my car, so that's no fun. I'm keeping the big gun for the festival gigs I like to imagine i'll play some day. Anyway, it was pretty interesting to hear the tonal differences right off the bat. First thing I noticed... this 8 ohm 15" cab with its ported design "feels" almost as loud as the sealed 610. But its a different kind of loudness. Its thick sounding, but in a different way, hard to describe really. The 610 always seemed like a pretty "dark" cab, what with its tweeterless design, and this feels comparable on the top end. Though with some treble and upper mid boosting it seems like I can get some edge on my tone. The lows are definitely there, but again they just feel a bit different. The one thing that's most interesting... my bass now seems to react differently when I move around the fretboard. Like a lot of Rick's, the A string typically felt the loudest and most solid, but overall it was pretty well balanced between all the strings. Now, I"m noticing that for whatever reason, lower notes on the E string feel a bit louder, while high notes on the D and G string almost feel thinner. But strangely enough, when I flick my pickup selector on the Rick to solo the bridge pickup, it still has the edge I like out of it, but it feels a bit more substantial than it ever did with the 610. Interesting the way certain things feel differently, and react in diferent ways. As with any new piece of gear, there's gonna be an adjustment period, and I'll likely have to play around with my EQ settings a bit, both on my Ashdown head, my VT bass pedal, and the tone controls on the Rick as well in order to nail my ideal sound. But so far, I'm liking what I hear out of this gorgeous little cab... and having it weigh 60 lbs less certainly doesn't hurt!