My next gig is at a house party in Old Saybrook, CT with the Dead band. I'll be on my 51RI P-Bass, the Quilter Tone Block 200, and 2 Bag End S12C cabinets. When I blew one speaker, at the last gig and not being the original owner, I contacted BE with the Serial Number and found out they are from 1996, and the alpha designation is "C" (black carpet) rather than the "D" (red carpet) that I thought they were. The BE replacment 12in repalcement speaker was $316. I ended up buying an Emimence Kappalite 3012LF for $209 after confereing with Eminence. It's out for delivery today! I planned on changing both 12s, but the other BE still sounds fantastic, and I couldn't bring myself to spend $420 when one speaker was still strong, and sounding good. I hope they play well together, and I don't regret my decision. ;0) We shall see!