Hey guys, So I recently got to use my buddy's bass rig on a gig we were co-billing, and all I can say is DAAAAYUUUUM! He runs a SWR Big Ben 18in and one of their 2x10s (I think it's a Golight) with an older model Genz Benz head and it sounds amazing. The cabs were incredibly punchy and you could literally feel the bass shake the stage in a commanding way. Not only that, but the tone was to die for. Each note was full-bodied, warm, but buttery in just the right ways. It was also fairly easy to hear oneself in a loud mix. Now this is the second time I've used SWR cabs. The time before this I was jamming with some friends at a drummer's house (a guy I didn't know beforehand), and the drummer let me use his bass rig. It was a Markbass LM800 Tube being played through two SWR 2x10s (I think these were Golights, too), and the tone was once again incredible and punchy as could be. This has gotten me to consider SWR cabs for my own rig as they seem to be the only cabs I have ever come across that literally punch the air in front of them with each note. It just feels so commanding, and the fact that their tone is fat and warm, but with some excellent horn/tweeter crispness, is just gravy. My only question is what is their reliability like? Can these cabs and their speakers really handle this kind of output, or has every setup I've played been pushing these cabs too hard (without farting out, mind you)? So yeah! Opinions welcomed! Right now I'm considering copying my friend's rig (18in Big Ben and a 2x10 Golight - wish me luck on the hunt for a Big Ben!).