I have an Ashdown ABM 500 I bought new that goes into a Berg Ht112/Ex112 mini stack. I did have a couple of problems when I got the amp last spring. First, it arrived damaged with a broken board that the rear in/out jacks are mounted to. Ashdown fixed these at an authorized repair shop within an hours drive. Then, at practice I stepped onto my cord and broke the input jack from the pc board. Back to the shop, and to date no problems. Love the sound of this setup, but as my first solid state rig, maybe overly cautious. As relatively new to playing bass (1 yr), I wonder how reliable my equipment is, and expecting the worst to happen, what do I need for backup? I'm playing in a band that gets together weekly for practice, and we play a bar gig 2 or 3 times a month. I'll be playing guitar for 1 of 3 sets, handing off my bass equipment to the other players in the band. I'm a bit reluctant but I want to play some guitar and the band needs to expand musically. I started playing out with a Ric v63 but bought a MIM Precision specifically to around pass to the other band members. The band members have agreed to spend a few hundred for another bass amp to use at practice and gigs. I'm thinking a Peavey TNT w/ pa support, and not use my rig, but the sound.... will be gone. So a few questions; Am I being overly cautious? What are my backup options? Anybody else share guitar/bass duties, and how do you deal with wailing on eachothers' equipment? Do I buy another head and use my ABM 500 for backup? Does a Sansamp Bass Driver fit into this picture? Will the TNT work although it won't get the sound from the present setup? Thanks in advance!