Hey folks. I'm looking for opinions on the various mini combos out there. ATM I'm running a pretty modular gigging rig - Mesa WA, 2 x Aggy DB112's which covers pretty much any situation I've thrown at it so far. BUT - it'd be really cool to have a little light weight combo which is a walk in, plug-in & play for practicing, jams, and rehearsals; one trip to the car, can be taken on holidays etc... So I'm after something lighter and smaller than a DB112 - 43lbs, 19"x19"x16", Gives a decent tone, small, doesn't necessarily need to be fully equipped for gigging but thats a bonus, preferably has a Headphone out. *edit* Size, volume, tone, weight are all subjective. For the purposes of this exercise we want the best amp you can rock up to a barbecue with - with bass in one hand, amp in the other and hopefully a 6 pack and bag of sausages. I'm using my DB112 as a yardstick because it's borderline uncomfortable to carry in one hand - and if you're carrying it 50m or so you'd start breaking a sweat. We don't want to be mucking around with head/combo leads. Particularly after drinking the 6 pack. . Power ratings given @ 4Ω and usually require an extension cab... Candidates are: Ibanez Promethean P5110 12.8"W x 13.1"H x 14.2"D, Weight: 27.6lbs, 500W Looks interesting GK MB150e 13.5"W x 16"H x 8.5"D - Weight: 26lbs, 150W For me probably the cheapest option (there's a used one available). This seems to be the 'Ampeg SVT' of mini combos but I've played one a few times and found it pretty middy. Maybe technology has moved on from this? Maybe I expect DB112 tone much from a tiny 112? *GK MB112 - not out till Aug? Markbass CMD121H 15.3"W x 23.6"H x18.3"D, Weight: 39.5 lbs, 400W Markbass CMD121P 15.3"W x 17"H x14.1"D, Weight: 29.3 lbs, 400W Packs a 1" compression driver vs. the CMD121P's Piezo tweeter Markbass Minimark 8.9"W x 17.24"H x 15.3"D, Weight: 20.72, 150W 3.0 Genz Shuttles 8T --> 13 1/2" x 11 7/8" x 10 3/4", Weight: 13lbs, 300W 10T --> 15 1/2" x 14" x 11 3/4", Weight: 18lbs, 300W Probably ruled out: - Phil Jones Briefcase - gets a bad rap for being too quiet. - Roland Cube 100 - heavy, bulky. But amazing bang for buck. - Ashdown Perfect 10 - Sounds great but heavy/bulkier than other contenders Thoughts, recommendations anyone?