i just upgraded my bass rig from a markbass big bang with a 2x10 and a 1x15 to the mesa boogie prodigy 4:88 and for now, the traditional powerhouse bass 4x10 cab. despite the weight differences, the head and cab provide the perfect tones and power for the music i'm playing currently. i can get a bit of dirty growl from the combo, when i dig in, or a nice, clean and punchy sound. it's definitely different than the markbass, but it's exactly what i've been looking for in a bass rig for the several years i've been playing. i've owned ampeg and ashdown, markbass, carvin and the mesa will be the last stop for me. i highly recommend this cab and head combination and i'm already planning on getting a 1x15 to round it out even more. furthermore, the aesthetics of both the head and the cab are hard to beat. very classic.