Man, am I psyched. This will be a big step for me as I'm not a pro or anything. I've been playing for about 30 years and figured it's time to have a real amp. And, real lightweight sure helps. I really like the idea of floating from studio to live with Dave's fan switch, too. I have a gig at a Carnival coming up on Memorial Day and I don't doubt that this head can cut it. I can always patch out to the PA if need be. My last bass head was an Ampeg SVT-350H and I just never got the tone out of it that I wanted. It was plenty loud enough, but the tone always fell short somehow. We'll see how the Thunderfunk fairs with my pair of 8ohm Ampeg SVT-210Pro cabs. When I can spring for a pair of 1x12s, I'll check out the Bergantinos. Thanks, TalkB'ers, for enlightening me.