I thought I'd give a little update on a couple of my past purchases/additions to the studio. A couple weeks ago my bass rig finally got a long-needed upgrade. I got an Ampeg SVT-610HLF Anniversary edition, which has the silver grill cloth. I got it off Craigslist and got the guy to meet me in Baltimore to pick it up. It looks amazing, and it's in great condition with barely any scratches or tears. Not to mention it sounds amazing, especially compared to my old 15" combo. It sounds so much tighter, clearer, and has more punch than drinks of the Hawaiian variety. The cabinet's been modded so that it has a switch on the back to completely bypass the tweeter. When flipped off changes the sound quite a bit but personally I like it with the tweeter on; it adds more attack and punchiness.
I also finally got some studio monitors: KRK Rokit Powered 6 Generation 2s. They are fantastically yellow. I did an AB test with my old speakers and the difference was ridiculous. They sound so much fuller and clearer. I can even hear tiny little things in songs I've never noticed before. They can get loud. They're supposed to have a relatively flat response so hopefully they'll lead to much better mixes.
Below are a few pictures of spoken-of items. The cabinet is currently at band practice so I was unable to get a better picture of it.