I feel you capnsandwich. Thanks for the input Dan. Really the only reason I'm going with the combo is limited space in my car. LOL. When I roll out to church I have me, my beautiful wife, and my 3 growing children. And that's riding in a '99 Sebring 2 door. LOL. I'm looking at getting a Magnum by the end of the year. So until then space is an issue. But I'm going to GC today to look at some Mark Bass Stuff. And then to Sam Ash to check out the Warrior basses. I used to have an GK combo amp which sounded too Rock&Roll bass-like to me. I'd love to check out the Genz Benz's though.