Tim here, new member... I used to post years ago on HC and the Jackson/Charvel forums, in the early days. Not done much "posting" in the past five or so years, but I've got a few good friends who've highly reccomended the Gear Page, so I signed up. Howdy to all y'all! Anyway, I'm kind of an "old school" guy, I guess you could say. I've had many amps and basses over the years, and keep coming back to the big Mesa tube stuff... as long as you have a big enough power section, you can keep the articulation tight, with all the brightness you need/want, and still get the tube warmth that solid state stuff can't match (in my opinion, of course!). My current rig, which I've had in one configuration or another for quite a while now, is a Mesa Boogie Road Ready Bass 400+ with a current model Road Ready Powerhouse 1000 cab. I also have a compressor/limiter in the head shell, and generally employ that to some degree. I love my tone, and the Powerhouse 1000 cab is hard to beat; again, in my opinion... clarity on top, plenty of mid-range punch, and a whopping bottom end. Of course, the downside to the rig is the size and weight. I've heard good things about these Accugroove El Whappo and El Whappo Jr. cabs; been thinking about trying one or a pair out, but haven't gotten my mitts on one yet. Anyone here playing through an Accugroove cab, and if so, have you compared it to a "big" cab like my Powerhouse? Is it going to be a compromise, sacrificing tone and fullness for weight, or can these smaller cabs really hang?