Greetings all. Yes, I use the search function and search endlessly reading back posts nearly a decade ago so I am not starting a thread out of laziness. I put this disclaimer here because I will own everything about myself honestly but I will be damned if someone will smack at me or chide me as if I am not trying to do my own homework by creating a thread. (Not saying you will but it's the net and people are and can be jerks) Anyhow on to the point. Talking Portaflex and well, initially I was going to go PF-350 with two PF115 cabs but then I started thinking and well, hitting up JimmyM endlessly (creating a thread so as to not bother the damn man yet again with more Ampeg questions though he is more than welcomed to chime in should he wish to) I then decided to go with the PF-500 and a single 115 for the moment with plans for a second later on. Then I played a MarkBass CMD102P and while I hate the looks of their gear and have always been put off by the price tag it just blew me away with what it can do at such a light weight in one package and then to be able to add a 210 to it or the 115 and really have one easy to carry rig that can cut through. Yet, Ampeg just calls me back because MarkBass simply does not have the sound for me. So, after pricing the CMD102P, I decided to look at the PF-800 and I can get a PF-800 with a PF410HLF for less money than that damned MarkBass 2x10 combo. So, while I understand it is a matter of need and budget as far as how Jimmy is set with his PF-350 while others may need the 500 and desire the headroom but I would have to imagine the PF-800 would have so much headroom you'd damned near be set unless you got the hot call to launch a stadium tour. So, I am wondering if you could choose between the PF-500 and a 115 or the PF-800 and a 410, which would you choose and why? Do you feel a PF-800 and two of the PF115 cabs would be just as amazing as I believe it could be or would two 410HLF cabs be just that much more of unnecessary Ampeg awesomeness? Would the PF-800 with the 410 be as good as going PF-500 with two 115 cabs? From my research and my ears, the PF cabs don't necessarily lose any highs but the 115s do seem to get lower to me so then I go back to my plans for two 115 cabs only I am tossed between the 500 and the 800. Would going PF-800 with two 115s just be ridiculous and pointless and could a PF-800 with one 115 cab be just perfection with plenty of headroom as it would be pumping 400 watts at 8ohms? Or would you just go for it and add the second 115 cab so as to really get the massive amount of headroom since we are only talking about a 100 watt difference when running the PF-800 with a 115 vs doing so with a PF-500. After all of this, are you still reading? You get a pie for Christmas. Anyhow, offer your take on everything and anything related to Portaflex or if you have a hot take on the capabilities of that MarkBass combo with an additional cab sell me on that as the extreme light weight of that still is pretty damned cool and a pedal could drastically alter the tone to satisfactory levels. (Though given the pricing it would cost to go with that combo and add a cab, it would make the Portaflex series seem downright BA series combo in terms of budget. With all that said, what really turned me on WAS the BA210v2 combo. One of those light shining down on me moments when it outdid everything the Rumble 500 could do in terms of my personal tastes as far as sound. My initial plan was to buy the BA210v2 combo and add a PF115 or PF210 cabinet to it and have a nice 450 watt rig on a budget. Then I took a look at Portaflex and I have to imagine going anything Portaflex makes my previous BA210v2 plans seem like choosing a toy over a tool. Alright, what kind of pie do you want and do you agree that Fieldy is the greatest bass player of his generation like so many others? Hey, seeing if you are still reading as I have written a book but figure to flesh it all out, toss it against the wall and see what the crowd thinks of my options and then offer me their advice based on what they've played or owned and what they would choose given what I am debating between. Thanks.