well, i've been putting off getting my "real" rig together for gigs, since my trace elliot was so reliable and sounded so good, but the dump it took at the gig last friday sorta forced the issue. for a long time i was running a bgw performance series 3 - nice amp, but heavy, and not really enough power for my purposes - 300w/side into 8 ohms. so today i went out and got... (drumroll) a QSC 3002 woohoo, what a great amp, and jeeze, how light can you go? when i picked up the box the first time at the store i almost thought it was empty. so now my "real" rig will be getting the call for gigs (aguilar db680, marshall jmp1, axon ax100sb and various other stuff). this is good, since it will give me more of a reason to start integrating the bass synth stuff into the gigs. as for the trace, it's way too cool of an amp to just get discarded. i'll get it fixed and then it'll be the dh to the main rig. oh, well, i just thought i'd share the good news over here. as i get everything hooked up i'll share my impressions, which i'm sure will be favorable.