Folks, sometimes everything goes wrong. Tonight my amp lost a preamp tube tonight so I had to run through the PA. Not so bad on it's own but through a series of events in these past few weeks, my main amp is now down with a bad preamp tube (300 Pro), my backup amp was just sold (ShuttleMAX 12.0), my new backup won't be here until next week (Buster 210), and my backup's backup (B-12XTC) still needs a tech visit and cord update before gigging. What's that leave me? The bassist's blues and the trusty old B-15. There's a moral to my story and it's that you should never get complacent. I've been putting off a few things like buying spare tubes or having the B-12XTC serviced and it almost bit me in the butt. If I didn't have an excessive amount of amps, I'd be in some pretty serious hot water right about now. I'm going to be gigging with 30 watts and 2x15's Thursday where I'm used to 300 watts and a 410 in an often loud three piece. Looks like we'll have to keep it down... Anyone ever find themselves in a situation where you're scraping together a rig just to have something to gig with?