My 5th-year bassist son wants a stack. He practices with a Peavey Basic 112, and gigs through a borrowed 4x10 hartke stack w/Gerlinger? head. This guy plays A LOT - high school classical, jazz and pit bands, even a church band. 6-10 hrs/wk + biweekly competitions and shows. Good ear, fast learner, appreciates subtle details. Also loves sailing and big motorboats, but that's another forum. His budget is "around" $1000, and limiting the choice between Peavey or SWR -- those are the most readily available for trying out within a reasonable drive from our house. I've suggested a SWR or Peavey 210 combo, plus a 1x15 ext cab, but he's concerned about the carrying wt and size. His finalist mfr rig options for new purchase: Peavey Nitrobass head, 210TVX, 1x15BVX Pros: "energizer bunny" tough, vinyl cover vs. carpet "lint machine", 5-yr warranty Cons: HEAVY 1x15 cab SWR 4004 head, 2x10T, 1x15T Pros: lighter weight, speaker off switch, headphone jack, higher wattage, presumably better resale value Cons: carpet covering, 1-yr warranty I play piano and can help him decide, but it's his hard-earned $$. We haven't compared the sound yet, but will this weekend and that may clinch his choice. Given his 14-member pit band & jazz band playing venues (with outrageous drummer, keyboards and brass players - several Berklee candidates), any thoughts or suggestions when comparing and trying the two rigs? Many thanks.