I have read good reviews about Alumabass cabinets, but I have never heard a personal comment on them. I am thinking about purchasing an Alumabass S410 or C410 cabinet. They are both 4x10" cabinets, the S410 has a stamped aluminum speaker, the C410 has a cast aluminum speaker. Whats the advantage of these aluminum speakers? I heard/read they can take more of a beating, and can handle more power, these two cabinets are said to handle 1200W. They usually sell for around $700, but www.musiciansfriend.com is selling them for $300-$350. I am a bass-newbie, and this is my first cabinet purchase, I am currently using a 10" combo practice amp. We play fast paced punk rock, so I was told a 4x10" cabinet would give me the punchy bass that I am looking for. We will be playing small club-type gigs. Our band never had any plans of playing in front of any crowds, just play for fun. But a friend that is in a local band that plays about twice a month heard us play and asked us to open for them at some of their gigs. If I can make a few bucks playing my bass, I'm all for it. So now I need some gear. Anyway, I would greatly appreciate any information on any suggested cabinet and amp combos. I can spend up to $1500, but would definitely like to stay around the $1000 range. Again, we will be playing small club gigs, and we play fast paced punk. Thanks for any suggestions.