I dont know about you guys, but I have gone thru a lot of money and time trying to figure out the rig that works best for me. I think I have finally found it. In the beginning I was going to send this as a private message to Esquillama as he is striving to put together the same rig I have (more or less). I thought that it might be helpful to him if I related some of my experiences. After realizing how long it was, I thought I should share it as a TB post as others may find some useful info in here as well. My rig: Fender Geddy Lee Jazz with Moses graphite neck. Wired in series. Acoustic Image Focus SA (series II) Boss EQ20 (as preamp). Various cabs depending on gig requirements. Schroeder 1210, EA Wizzy and Schroeder Mini 12 (neo version its ordered have yet to play it.) power amp The Acoustic Image Focus SA (series II 600w & 3.5lbs) is the best power amp I can buy for my situation. Light-weight and powerful. Yeah, maybe one of these days I will get the series III, but at this point I dont think I really need it. cabs... At one time I decided I wasnt extremely crazy over the mini 12. its side firing really thru me off (when I compared it to other cabs I am used to). So I got another EA wizzy. the wizzy is a great cab and I love the tone, however now that Jorg has the mini 12 in a neo version I am going back to it. I just ordered one. the wizzy is listed as 29lbs but mine weighs 33. Even though I like the tone of the wizzy better, the mini 12 neo is 400w and 21LBS. That cannot be beat. Besides the mini 12 tone isnt bad its just not my absolute ideal favourite. I also have a 1210. now that cab is fantastic. it sounds incredible and is very loud for its size and weight. eventually I will order the 1210 neo. my current 1210 weighs 55LBS. when I bought it was listed as 47LBS so I was a bit ticked that it weighed more. I dont drive and haul my gear on light rail transit or the bus so weight is critical to me. I dont think I can get better than the cabs I have in terms of tone, volume, weight and size. preamps... I have tried the tech 21 bass driver, para driver and programmable bass driver. I liked the sound of all of them, but I didnt like the user interface. I like things simple. with the tech 21 stuff I had four "volume" knobs. one on my bass, one on my Focus, and a gain and a level on the sans amp. As I play fingers and pick I am often switching between the two during gigs. so if I a song calls for my pick (I try to have my pick sound as close to fingers as possible, I only use pick because I cant play certain songs, such as Highway Star, fast enough with my fingers) I have to turn up the bass eq, turn down the tone pot, and turn up the volume on my bass. My goal is to keep my finger volume and my pick volume equal. With the sans amps I found switching between fingers and pick a hassle. My band likes to keep the momentum going so we dont like to have a lot of downtime between songs. The less the better. My solution is to use a Boss EQ20. It has 9 programmable eq settings and you can change the volume in each setting as well. The result is now I just push one button when I go from fingers to pick (or vice-versa) and I am done. The other advantage is that the Boss EQ20 is +4 dbv while the sans amps are 0 dbv so the boss drives my power amp a little better. Some say, you could just use the programmable sans amp bass driver to do the same thing as the Boss EQ20. However, the bass driver has little control over the mids. If you want to turn up the mids you have to turn down the bass eq. Not ideal in my opinion. Other than that I liked the prog. SABDDI alot. The one drawback to the Boss EQ20 is that it has no DI (it also weighs about one pound more). Its actually not designed as a preamp. Since the EQ20 is $140 and the sans amps are about $260cdn, I used the extra cash to pick up a Behringer ADI21 ($54cdn). That unit is a copy of the para driver. Its quite good. I actually prefer the tube/blend of the behringer compared to the sans amps. To my ears it sounds more smooth and less artificial. Anyway, so if a gig calls for the use of a DI I will just bring my ADI21. I can just stick it in my jacket pocket and hopefully not even notice its there. Aside from that, I use it in conjunction with an old ghetto blaster I have hooked up to my computer for home practice. It acts as a gain stage, plus the sweepable mids allow me to get the right tone to cut thru when playing with a song on my computer. Bass This area is not completely satisfactory to me yet. I love the bass I have, but I have been toying with the idea of getting a shortscale jazz (this idea is almost ruled out) or a 5 string SX. I dont have much experience with a 5 string so I am going to go down to my local bass store and play one for awhile to see if it blows my hair back. My current bass is pretty bloody good. Sounds great, good action, looks cool part of me thinks I should just be satisfied with what I have. Here is a pic of my rig in one of its stages of evolution: If you would like to share about the evolution of your rig I am all ears.