I have an amp problem- currently, I am using a fender rumble 100(15inch speaker) with a Rev solo II pickup for gigs. It sounds pretty sweet to my (tin) ears. The problem is this- the place that we play often has a tiny stage and the amp is far too big and unwieldy for that venue. The room is pretty small too, but not so small as to be able to play unamped. I've taken to miking straight off the p.a. (which doesn't sound too good). Originally, my plan was to pick up a relatively inexpensive combo amp for these smaller gigs- having a smaller/lighter amp would make practicing elsewhere a little easier as well. I heard decent things about the swr workingman's 12- I picked one up (even though it was a little out of my price range) but it overloaded almost instantly- farting out on vol. level 3 or 4, no matter how I dialed. I returned it. I'm thinking that it could have been one of those ohm/impedence thaings of which I am totally ignorant, or, that amp just doesn't work w/upright. Anyway here's the question: is there any amp out there that sounds decent and is affordable? (my teacher uses an ai coda, but I just don't have that kind of dough) I've heard some decent stuff about the GK 150... Follow up query: I'm thinking combo is the way to go, but would it be smarter to get a head and a small cabinet? At least that way the bulk could be spread out more... Most of you have already figured out that I'm relatively new to the setup game. This is true.