Hey there, I need some help in determining which bass amp would be best suited to my style of music. Let me set up the situation: I play in a 4-member Alexisonfire (Canadian post-hardcore, punk) cover band (not 5 because we're looking for a screamer/frontman still). We play in the drummers basement, which is reasonably tight, and just concrete and drywall. I usually play guitar, but since the two other guitarists are better than I am (no shame in admitting that), I figured I'd try the bass since I had one lying around for awhile. It's just a plain Squier Precision bass, and I currently use a small starter Peavy Max 110 Bass Amp for the practices. The guitars largely overpower the sound from this amp, as do the drums. I had expected this, and I'm just ready now to sink a little bit of money into some equipment if I'm going to be continuing to play bass as opposed to guitar. I don't know much about the workings of basses or amps, I usually only pay attention to what catches my eye visually, but I appreciate the good, rich, deep sound that a bass delivers. I'm not sure the minimum wattage I should be looking for in a new amp, that will allow the bass to cut through the mix. We plan on playing gigs eventually, and they are likely to be just smaller, bar-type venues. Portability doesn't matter so much to me, as I'll keep my small amp for practice at home, and as long as I can get the new amp to the practice space, I'll just leave it there. Back and forth between gigs eventually as well. I love the big look of a head and cab, but I don't think I can afford to buy them yet, so I think my best bet would be a combo amp for now. I'd say my price range is between $400-$600 CAD. The ideal music chain I'd like to deal with would be Long and McQuade's (http://www.long-mcquade.com/) as there are a few store locations in my area. But I'm not that limited. I'd at least like some direction into what I should be looking at. Thanks!