I'm currently playing a genz 6.2 thru markbass 2x10. I have my eye on upgrading my cabs to bergantino (2x10 for starters) and want to grab a Monique pre amp. Questions: I know the conventional wisdom on mixing different brands of cabs, would it make zero sense to mix a cab like mb with a berg? Also- would it make more sense to get the pre amp first or the cab first? Cost is the limiting factor - need to stagger purchases- but as I go to gigs without FOH sound I'm already running into slight issues filling crowded rooms with my 2x10 - so I'll be adding something and am trying to figure out what makes the most sense, in terms of filling the room -heating up my signal or getting more speakers- assuming bergs wouldn't sound weird with markbass. I play sousaphone and my interest is in getting the most punch for my blast as well as highlight the percussive and vocalic effects that come with the instrument. To that end- I've heard some folks say that compressors aren't adding much to the Monique sound. What's up with that?