Hello bassists ! My name is Olivier from France, i m 46, been playing bass for may be 18 years , switching from guitar. I like and play many genres in my cover band , pop rock funk reagge. I ve spent a lot of time reading on TB because it s simply the best resource you can find that deals with our beloved instrument. Today i post for the first time as i need some advices to choose my next pair of cabs. As i always struggle to hear myself on stage, i opted for a pair of same cabs stacked vertically. A pair of 210 seem to be a good choice as it will be taller than a 2 12 and generally speaking, i like the sound of tens better than 12's. i only can spend 1000 euros for the pair and it has to be new. they will be powered by a tone hammer 500 so i think they need to handle at least 300w rms each 8 ohms. i think about 3 models that are 1 fender rumble 210 2 hartke Hydrive HD 210( the "new" ones black) 3 ampeg PF 210 HE portaflex I have a bad back so light is good and the fender and hartke are lighter but if the ampeg sounds better, i can lift a few more pounds. Based on your experience, which one do you think will best suit my needs. thank you very much. ps: where i live, i can t try these cabs hence this thread.