As the title suggests, I'm slightly torn between these two rigs. I need a portable setup that I can use to practice with a few other musicians but also can handle smaller shows. I love the Ampeg sound & my last amp was an SVT-VR, I'll be getting a V-4B when I start to get more heavily involved in music again. Already noticed a few pros & cons with each setup, & although I've played Ampegs before I've never played through or heard a Fender bass amp before. Also the YouTube vids of the Fender didn't seem all that impressive sound wise. The Fender is $500 & seems more portable & lightweight, the Ampeg is $800 & probably sounds nicer to me & a bonus is as its not a combo I could use the PF-500 with my Barefaced '69er if I needed more volume. The real question is, is the Ampeg worth the extra $300?