My gig rig needs have changed radically. For the last few years, my requirements were a four string bass at small to mid size venue levels in a pop to country context. That work is now 100% covered by PA. I've also been working side gigs. I play with a couple of guys in a jazz trio and I do some big band work and also church work where I've got a grand piano to compete with. I play a five string fretless 100% of the time in all of this. A Barker B1. My rig is a Thunderfunk TFB420 and a pair of Epifani T112 cabinets. The love is gone. It isn't working with the fretless, the upper mids are not there. I'm at the point where I'm very happy straight into PA, but that isn't going to happen on my side jobs. So. If you were in my boat, and (within reason) cost was no object; what pairing ought I consider and why?