I've spent the last couple of days reading posts, but I wanted to ask anyway, plus announce that I've just acquired an Eden WP100 (I love my wife) which should arrive in a couple of days. Money available for power amp and cabs: $1500 Bass: Modulus Quantum 6 with Barts. Style of music: Rock, Funk, Black Gospel, and Praise and Worship I want to get the power amp first, then take the preamp and power amp to my local guitar center and try out some cabinets. First question: How much power do I really need from an amp? From the posts here, it seems safe to go with a QSC PLX series power amp. I settled on the 2402 model, but am wondering if I should go with the 3402 (headroom and future cab) or if I can get away with a 1602 (cheaper, but will I need more later). Cabs I'm thinking about: 210, 210 w/ 15, or 410. Most specs I've seen for cabs are around 350 watts (210s) and 700 watts (410s). Money is also going to be a factor here. I can get a 2402 for a little over $700 (new), but a 3402 would probably eat into my cabinet fund. If I get a 1602, have more money for cabinet. Criteria on cabs were ease of transport to practice and small gigs, punch, reproduction of low B, and clarity. I thought about starting with a single 210 (money being the factor here), but I've read 210s don't do a B string justice. I could use the 210 for practice and combine it with a 15 when I play out. However, if I do that it may be better to just carry around a 410 instead of two separate cabs. Anyone tried both and have a preference (sound and hauling around)? Any suggestions on different amps or cabinet configurations welcome. Thanks guys.