Last night I plugged my new EBS Stanley Clarke Preamp directly into my Crest Prolite 2.0 to feed my Greenboy F212 and was thrilled with the results. I also plugged it into my friends small PA and was equally as pleased. This got me thinking. I’ve been looking for a smaller bass combo for smaller gigs, but many of the options I’ve been looking at are either expensive or come with the manufacturers own “baked in” tone. I know some people have had some success using powered monitors as their bass combo. I was looking at the Mackie Thump 15A or 12A. With 1300 watts they should both have more than enough headroom, and the weight seems manageable. Does anyone have any recommendations as to what worked well for them?