due to various circumstances- I haven't had a bass rig at home for awhile. yesterday I decided to rectify this-so I went to my local store - tried various heads/cabs - brought a Peavey Tour 700 home to check out - but really didn't want to commit that kind of money to a 2nd rig for home. my buddy that works at the store in repairs said to check out the little Ampeg 112 combo. Its only 50 watts - and yes its made in China. But to my ears- it sounds great. much better than the Traynor 50 watter I tried - and at low volumes - better than some of the heads I tried. brought it home - and I'm now a happy camper. Hmmm maybe I should check out those 300 watt combos Ampeg has........ Doh- gas !