So here I am, 1 yr. into playing bass. Jam with friends, who say I am getting much better. Current set up is a Kustom 25w practice amp. Which is more than adequate for what we do. But I find myself GASing for a bigger amp.I was looking at the BG 250. I like that it has headphone and aux input. So I can play along and learn new songs. But no way to plug in an aux cabinet. Then I found the GB Contour 500. Would be cool to have...and has aux cabinet capabilities, aux input..to play songs. I was looking at the downloadable owners manual, I found this: The internal speaker DOES NOT automatically shut off when using the headphones. For silent practice use disconnecting the rear panel speaker connection is required. It did not say how to do this. But then I saw the price of anywhere from $700-850..until I found that someone had posted a link to Andrews Music in Texas. Very affordable. This all may be moot. I guess I'm just having a case of GAS. Who know's what the next cool bass amp will be...this year. I just need to keep practicing...and jamming with my friends. Damn...that GAS!!