Yes, I did do a bunch of searches before posting this, but I couldn't find anything that really helped me much. I've pretty much decided to get a Hartke 3500 head. I've had this amp before and I liked it. As you may know, it's rated at 350 watts @ 4 ohm and 240 @ 8 ohms. I've also pretty much decided to go with Avatar cabs. What I need to figure out is what I realistically should be expecting when I start looking for gigging situations. What cabinet, or combination of cabinets, should I consider? I could start with the 2x10 Avatar at 8 ohm and run the 3500 through that at 240 watts until I can afford a 1x15 sub. The drawback to this is that if I wanted to run the amp at the full 350 watts I would need to lug 2 cabs around. I'd also have to buy 2 cabs instead of 1. Another option is to get a 4 ohm stand alone cab. Either the 4x10, 2x12, or a 1x15. Then I could run the full 350 watts though 1 cab, but the drawback would be that I am stuck with that cab and can never add another one (since it would be 4 ohm and that's the minimum rating for the 3500). And no matter the gig, I'd have a full size cab to haul around. Option #3 is the Hartke VX3500 combo. It's the 3500 head combined with a Hartke 4x10 VX cab to make a one unit combo. It reminds me of when I had my old 3500 amp in a Genz Benz 115 convertible cabinet. But, after reading that it was 106 lbs and a few other negative things about the VX cabs, I am kinda turned off. But it's a one piece amp that runs at 350 watts. Sorry about all my batty amp questions, I really am getting closer to figuring out what I am doing. I just need some opinions from people who have been in gigging situations and know what they need. Last time I was in a band I used that Hartke 3500 / Genz Benz 115 combo. It was big and heavy but it sounded good and was very loud. Thanks, all opinions welcome.