Anyone else gigging lower-end gear, even though they own much better "known commodity" high end gear? I recently put together a "ghetto" rig consisting of: - Ibanez Mikro GSRM20 bass, passive ($179 new) - Zoom B3 multiFX ($149 factory restock w/warranty) - Ibanez Promethean P300h head (used $175) - 2 x Seismic 15" coaxial passive (monitor) full-range SAX-15M ($399pr new) total cost of rig: +/-$900 I was impressed with this to the point it has made me totally rethink the need for some of my other high end basses, preamps, heads and cabinets. Especially noteworthy was how articulate and punchy this Mikro bass was. I will need to go to a heavier gauge string set to tighten up the playing "floppiness", but no kidding, this bass was an eye-opener. I tend to be pretty tough on my basses, too, and the Ibanez Mikro held up to my gig abuse. We'll see how long it lasts, though...LOL! I own individual basses, preamps and amp heads that cost more than this entire rig, but somehow this little rig kicks serious ass. The neat thing is that I don't lose sleep over the prospect of any of this stuff getting damaged, lost, or stolen (knock on wood!) since it is all easy to replace for relatively low $$$. I say, if it works, why fix it?