As noted in this thread, I'm in the market for a new cab that can withstand much pain and suffering. Before doing the poll, it might help to read the aforementioned post for an understanding as the the punishment involved. Thanks to your suggestions, I've narrowed it down to four potential options within striking distance of my budget ($1000): Aguilar GS412, GK Neo 412, Schroder 21012 or 310212, and the combination of two Avatar cabs, the 410 and 212. I've done a little pro and con analysis of each below, but I would greatly value your input. Tell me what I should buy and why! Bass: Fender American Standard Amp: GK 1001 RB-II --Aguilar GS412-- Pro: A big cab designed for big demands. The combination of the 12s would likely address my issues in regards to the low end, and I doubt I could blow it to smithereens as I've done with my Ampeg 4x10 HLF. I also actually appreciate the size, a bonus considering that I often end up in situations where I lack sufficient PA support. Finally, the street price is just about perfect. Con: I have no knowledge as to how these cabs handle the style of bass I play in my current band. Also I've seen comments suggesting that this cab leans quite heavily to the low end of things and may lack the punch and clairity I'm after. --GK Neo412-- Pro: Perhaps most obviously, this is the cab that matches my head. While I could care less about the looks element, I wonder if the bi-amping element involving the tweeter would be a real benefit. In all honesty, I'm not even sure I understand how that works. I know this cab has been used by many in a "heavier" context, so that is reassuring, and the slightly lower weight as a product of the Neo speakers wouldn't be a bad thing. Con: First and foremost, price. This is, I was surpised to find, the most expensive option on the list. It looks like that I'd be in for over $1200 without a doubt. Also, I once again worry about the balance between punch and low end. --Schroeder 21012 or 310212-- Pro: Well, obviously I'm grouping two different cabs here, but the primary point remains the same: a huge percentage of the Talk Bass populace thinks these cabs are amazing. I actually am anticipating a landslide victory here, but we'll see. The lower weight is nice, and they appear built to survive the apocalypse. Con: While I'm probably in the minority here, the small footprint actually worries me some. As mentioned before, I don't always have the kind of PA support that I'd prefer so I need to be able to blast the sucker so that I know what is going on. Also, there appears to be a bit of concern from some parties regarding a potential drop in midrange frequencies, a concern of great importance to me, particularly consider that we're likely adding a second guitar player. --Avatar 410 and 212-- Pro: The price. I could purchase this rig for far less than any of the individual cabinets mentioned above. I could use some of the extra money to buy some effects I've been GASing for. Also, they appear designed to the concerns of the working musician and I'd have the ability to split them up for portability. Con: I'm guessing that, despite their high reviews, these cabs can't actually compete sonically with those above. If I'm going to shell out this kind of money, I want a cab that I'll be happy with for years to come. I worry that these, while certainly decent, wouldn't maintain that status. ------------ Thanks for taking the time to read this and voting. If you have the time, please explain the reasoning for your choice. You guys have been a huge help and I appreciate it greatly!