I'll do my best to make this brief, but please read. Need a new head. Love my Carvin BX700. Its days might however be over... Right now all I REALLY need is stage monitoring, BUT I'd like something that can cover other gigs when necessary. It must be small and less than 10 lbs. Tubes mean nothing to me. I'm half deaf and can't tell the difference anyway. Dependability is a must. THE HEAD MUST BE VERSATILE!!!!!!!! I have played through many Makbass heads and don't like them for a variety of reasons. I don't like heads that have signature tones to them. Owned GKs and Ampegs and were never happy with them. I'd like for the highs to go to 11. That being said, I think my favorite SOUNDING head of all time is the Hartke HA3500C, BUT I really want something I can carry with my pinky in a laptop bag. And more importantly, I'm a bit stuck on whether I want to spend $300 or $2000. Do I really NEED to spend upwards of $1000? There was a club I used to play that had a Bugera head as their backline. It was used and abused every weekend for years, and they seemed to never have a problem (unless they replaced it every month ). I kinda like this, and right now its the one calling to me: And the price is a fraction of what other head with those specs cost. Please tell me everything you think and know now . And lets all make for some good arguing. Thanks in advance.