Hey guys. I haven't found a thread that really covers this yet, so if there is one, post a link and I'll gladly delete this thread. I have only played through combo amps in the past, and now I am in the market for a regular rig, ie: a head and a cabinet or two. But I'm not sure how to shop around for both. I plan on bringing a bass with me, so I know how I'll sound through it, but how do you know what the differences between the heads and cabs will sound like? For instance, if there is a particular head I am interested in, should I try it through several different cabs, and see if there are tonal qualities that are consistent to that particular head, so I know the tone is not coming from the cabinet? Or do I take several heads and try them through one cabinet to see what characteristics are inherent to that cab? Being that I've never shopped around for a rig (basses and combos are much easier ), I'd like to get everyone's advice on the matter. Thanks in advance.