Hi everyone, I'll start off by saying that I'm new to both this forum and to playing bass. I'll let you know that I'm simply a teenager who's been playing for maybe 2 months now. My dad's a guitarist, so I've been using his old Boss guitar amp for practice at low volume. I am now in the market for a bass amp. Since I am not of legal age to work, and therefore am low on cash, I'm looking for something cheap, but something that I may eventually be able to gig with. I know a guitarist and drummer and we have plans of starting a little band, however I'm not sure that my dad's tiny guitar practice amp will be loud enough for an actual band practice. There's also the fact that my father says that the cheap little guitar amp can't handle the bass frequencies or something, so I've never turned it up past 4 in fear of damaging his guitar amp. So, I've looked at my options, and I thought that the Fender Rumble 150 looked like a decent amp for its price. My question is, what do you guys think of this amp? My dad says that Fender used to be one of the best, is that still true today? I know absolutely nothing about bass amps, but I think that 150 watts should be good enough. However, my real question is whether it'll be loud enough for gigs, like birthday parties, talent shows, local festivals, things like that. I know that I'm getting way ahead of myself thinking about gigs and all after playing a bit over 2 months, but since I don't have alot of cash, I'd like to spend my money on something I can really use in the future, rather than buy a $100 practice amp that I'll never be able to use live. Do you guys like this amp? Do you have any other suggestions in the $325 price range? The max that I can spend is $350. Thanks for your help!