New poster, I searched around but didn't really see any threads that directly address my situation... I play with a 30-person Big Band (doubled horn section) and a 90-person Concert Band, in addition to a jazz quartet and occasional musical-theatre gigging. Due to the nature of all these groups, I can't leave my rig anywhere, so I have to completely load in and out of every rehearsal, every time. Between my Bass Guitar, EUB, combo-amp, and gig bag of cables and crap, I'm lugging about 200lbs of stuff into every rehearsal. My back is definitely starting to complain, and I haven't hit 30 yet. I'm looking for a small-and-light-but-powerful option to try to cut down on gear weight as well as get things down to a single-trip load-in (maybe). Most of the options I've seen listed for small-and-light talk about filling up a 200px venue or smaller, but my concerts usually are in much larger halls (high school auditoriums ~450-600) or large outdoor spaces, and have to easily cut through an army of winds. [[Also, a lot of questions about rock / metal bands, and I'm looking for a completely different tone]] From the musical theatre gigging standpoint, big amps just don't fit in a lot of pits, so a small footprint is also desirable. What I've kind of sniffed around on my own is pointing in the direction of MarkBass cabinets for weight, and potentially their heads as well. I know Vulfpeck and Snarky Puppy's bassists use MarkBass rigs, which lends credence to the tone being appropriate for my genres. So my list of needs is: Loud enough to cut through up to 90 other musicians Small enough for one-hand carry (maybe) Under 40lbs (current amp is 60+) Small-ish footprint Clean, clear tone, with support for a Low-B five-string I'm looking at a MarkBass Little Marcus 500 and a 102HF cabinet, but I'm nervous about how the tone works for EUB / jazz. Plus, that's kind of expensive. Any advice / suggestions? Thanks!