Long story short my father passed away on the 3rd after a long hard battle with cancer. We agreed because of all the hardship supporting him in hospice, time spent away from each other, etc, that we're each allowed to totally indulge in one hobby. Right now I'm playing a MIM Geddy Lee into GK MB500 + Dr Bass 115 (500w@4ohms) and basically use it as a practice amp at home, have never gigged with it yet. As a practice amp the cab is annoying because it's large and ~55lbs. I think the cab sounds good, but the head could be better. Bassically (ouch, right?) I want to get gear that will work for any scenario (even though there's not a direct NEED for it right now) while improving my sound. Couple different options I was thinking: 1) lose my current rig, get an MBF800 + 2x CX210s - only use the 2nd cab on big gigs Not super expensive, but lightweight, practical, louder and better sound, 2) lose current rig, get a MBF800 (Subway 800+, etc) and get a Barefaced Big Baby II or Super Compact. Smaller, louder, better. Can these two pieces of kit do it all? Downside is cant play the Barefaced. 3) Lose just my cab, get a Bassman 800 or YBA300 + 2x 115s or 2x 410s. Use the MB500+1 cab for home/small gigs, use 2xcabs + big boy head for big gigs. Too much gear? To answer the questions before they get asked: Venues : haven't played live in ages outside of a church context (which is ampless, IEMs) but the ABILITY to play from local bars with no PA support (50-300 people) to gigs at city park (1500+ people outside) would be great Style of music: currently rock, some country pop, some heavier stuff (Caspian, and would love to get into more funk and soul The Geddy is running the stock pickups (but may change down the road, and go to VBT vs VVT) and rotosounds 66s, standard tuning. but trying out regular slinkys (the E has never been perfect on the rotos) and next are dunlop super brights. I'm a pretty conventional dude and like matching cabs to heads when I can, as lame as that sounds. What would you all do here?