Well I am kinda amp stupid, and I searched the forums and it looks like everything is dealing with 2000 bass heads and 4x10 speaker cabs. Kinda outta my reach I think. So I will ask for some help. My Current Setup: Right now I play an old Crate BX25 bass amp it has contour, gain, 4EQ's, and a volume, 2 inputs 0 and -15DB, a headphone and a what looks like a pic of a speaker. Right now I am playing a passive bass P-Style, but will be looking into an upgrade of perhaps a music man Sterling but that isnt certain. About what I need: I mainly play in my room and with my friends, who play guitar. We play rock, pop, punk. But I like to throw in some slap. I don't need 2000 watts... I dont want something completely huge. I was thinking of going up to 200-300 watt area from my current 25, that should be enough for some small gigging in bars if we do that right? I also like bassy tones.... I dont know how to describe it but i prefer the bass boost all the way up when i play on a music man. But I like it with presence as well rather than just warmth..... The Question: What kind of thing should I be looking for? What sort of features will I need for an active bass? Or to make my current one sound better, because it basically has no tone right now. How many watts is necessary? My price range pretty much tops off at 400-500, I could buy used. Any help or direction towards help is appreciated. Thanks, Mike.