Of course, we all try to find the one rig that has the tone for the gigs, but any other geezers like me who have been at this a while probably have some rather "esoteric" equipment that you would never take out on a gig, but use at home for learning parts. So, I thought it might be kind of a kick to hear what you guys are NOT using on the gig. My Practice Rig consists of two pieces with some rather odd history. In short, it is a Seymour Duncan Bass 400 head sitting atop a home brew cabinet with a JBL K-140 in it. I use a BP8 out front, and the whole thing looks like !@#$, but it actually sounds quite excellent. The Duncan, I acquired first about 18 years ago as part of a deal for a Hartke Transporter 4X10 which is long gone. I then sold the Duncan about 14 years ago as part of some less memorable deal. The K-140 I bought new at Fiddlers Music in East Detroit about 30 years ago, and then I built the cab from some engineering I ginned up, but can't remember. It is 3/4" plywood, unfinished with no handles. I sold it about 12 years ago for around $125. The raw plywood has taken on a vintage luster over the years. So, about two years ago, this guy at work says, "Hey, you play bass, don't you? Well, I've got a deal for you. I know this guy selling a bass head and two cabs." Of course, it was the Duncan head, which no longer worked, and the JBL cab plus a Carvin 4x10. He said I could have the lot for $150. I offered $125. I mean, I'm not going to get ripped off here. There was a lot of hemming and hawing, but that's what I got the whole thing for. I figured by this point, at least the JBL was worth that. A big plus was that the plywood cab was covered in cowboy stickers. So, sure enough the Duncan no longer had any output, and I reasoned the only parts that could be bad were the output transistors (wrong), ordered a bunch of replacements, installed them, and it still didn't work. After moving out here to Phoenix, I found a decent electronics shop, took the head in and the problem turned out to be some corrosion on the effects loop contacts. oops. Anyway, that cost another $35. I figured this to at least be vindication of my solder work on the outputs. This rig is decidedly old school, and I would probably never think about taking it on the gig, especially because the cab is so "unique;" though I do consider covering it in carpet every now and then. But that would make it look too respectable. Oh, I did peel off the cowboy stickers, though they might have gone over just dandy here in Phoenix. I don't know, maybe I'll take this contraption out on the gig some time just to see the shocked look on the guitarists' faces. Any of the rest of you cats have classy rigs like this at home?