Almost a year ago i bought a Trace Elliot combo - a BLX130 with the GP7SM pre-amp. It has 10" speaker (a Celestion custom made for TE it says on the back, i had it out a while ago). I use a Warwick 5-string bass, with a low B. I have some questions about it the Trace combo now. Photo @ http://community.webshots.com/album/109830216NsCIlW/2 Now i have started playing in a metal coverband. Sometimes we play in a rehearsal room and i can use an Ampeg 8x10 (fridge-model) with a 400W SVT, sometimes we were in a smaller room and i used my Trace. Our drummer is one from hell, we all set our volume so that it fits his "playing style". I find that i need to turn the volume up to 4,5 to 5 to get enough volume. The GP7SM manual from your site says you can't turn up louder than 4. We will have our first gig upcoming in 2 months, we are gonna play through our own amps with non-amplified drums. I am planning on using my Trace. Any tips for how to position it? The vertical slot is really weird, i believe it had something to do with a physics law? It is going to be a small bar gig, the bar is about 5 meters wide, deepness from stage to other end about 20-25 meters. We are going to play 2 sets of 45 minutes. I have also talked to some other people, they were using a 10" extension cabinet from TE. I know these are discontinued, what kind of cab should i get? What kind of speakers should it have, given it now has only a 10" one? And how many watts should the cab be rated at?