Great Forum, thanks to all the gurus! This has probably been beat to death and I've run through a bunch of threads after searching but I thought I would ask my specific question. Just getting back into the swing of things after a 30+ year hiatus and I'm looking for a bass amp for use primarily around the house but not ruling out adding to it to one day play out. I like the light weight options (remember I'm an old bastage) and like an aux input and phone jack for help with practicing. Also need something that I can use for guitar, although I'm sure most bass amps can handle it. My hangup seems to be that the modern cabinets all seem to be made of chipboard and that to me doesn't mean longevity. Looking primarily at the GK's, the Carvins' have no aux and the Benz seems to be nice. Mark's stuff is too rich for my current blood so are there any others that I can consider? All suggestions appreciated. Running a new Ric bass through. Thanks much!