Hello peeps, Like many, I'm in the market for a new high-powered, lightweight combo. I sent my GK MB212 back to Musician's Friend because of constant hiss (even with all knobs turned down and nothing plugged in.) The good folks at Musician's Friend were kind enough to honor my request that they pay return shipping. I've been researching Markbass, and the good people at MF have also offered me some fabulous deals on various Markbass combos. I won't disclose the prices they gave me here, but suffice to say they've made Markbass an affordable option for me, which I didn't initially think it would be. I was all set to order the Markbass CMD 102P since it has a tilt back. But then I started reading that the CMD 102P has a lot of annoying tweeter hiss which I hate hate hate hate hate. I then began looking at the Alain Caron combo (121 Lite) because it has more wattage and is 6 lbs lighter than the CMD102P. I'd like to get some opinions on it but there is very limited info on the internet. I cannot find very good videos of them being played. Most of the Alain Caron demos are him talking the whole time, with just a little playing interspersed. So I'm wondering a few things: 1. Does the Alain Caron Markbass combo have any annoying (or any) tweeter hiss? 2. It is supposed to be a very hi-fi modern-sounding amp, but can it go old school? I generally prefer fat, warm and round over clacky and hi-fi. I almost never slap. Alain Caron is an amazing bass player but does not really play bass the way I like. He does a lot of slapping whereas I do pretty much all fingerstyle and I like more vintage old-school warmth. 3. Do those little Markbass tilt back stands actually work or should I just stick with my AmpWedge? (http://www.ampwedge.com) My MAIN concern is how it sounds in a band setting. Even though I'm not a fan of "modern and hi-fi," I HAVE played hi-fi modern sounding amps that sound nice and warm and fat in a live mix. I mostly play active J basses but I have some P and P/J and dual humbucker basses too... Thanks!!