Ok, so I have two or three threads going that are talking about and thinking about kinda threads. This is just the latest. If I am able to get to a point of playing on a stage, or at the edge of a mosh pit in a taco joint, I am going to assume it will be loud and a crappy ass acoustic environment. Myself in particular, will always be working hard to hear. My little Mustang amp has an open back that I made for it because closed, I had to walk around and hunch and lean and scrunch around trying to find the sweet spot. The open back helped a lot. Thankfully, I am not particularly wedded to that low end kick your ass thump that some famous cabs put out. What I want is a 2 x 12 of whatever size, hell, even a couple of 1x12 would be ok, but I need to hear some fundamentals and I need that sound and that pitch information dispersed to a point where I don't have to stand a certain way to hear. I await your thoughts.