o.k. its late/early and I'm bored, but I wanted to type something and stir up the pot. in regards to bass equipment, gear, amps, cabs, combo's, pre's, processors. What is the most pivotal, stunning, mind blowing, paradigm changing revelation that you've had during your days, months or years of playing bass??? Especially something you see others trying to come to grips with, especially newbies, and you want to shout it from the highest mounten top. ok, not being one to easily choose just one, I've got two. I end up repeating this to others ALOT: #1 Need more volume? try more cabs FIRST before boosting your power, unless your are ridicullously underpowered, like you only have a 20w practice amp #2 I see many people including myself get burned on this...DON'T BUY ON RECOMMENDATION ONLY, Try before you buy, if you can take it on a gig!!!!