Yet another which amp and cab to buy question, but my question may be a bit different because I can't try any of them out before I buy them. The only music store close to me sells only behringer, and thats not what I want. I've been borrowing a bassamp (yorkville bassmaster 400 combo) for the last 2 years (I moved from lapsteel to bass), and my buddy got his amp back this weekend.. So I gotta buy a amp tomorow online so that I have it for friday nights gig (small party outdoors) and a small bar gig saturday. I figured I'd buy buy the gear from MF, if I can't work with it I'll use my 45 satisfaction garantee. I've spent about 24 hours the past 3 days researching which amp I should buy (spending most of that 24 hours here). Yes, I've used the search function hundreds of times.. I've narrowed down my choices to either a PF350 head or a PF500 head. For cabs I've narrowed down to the PF115HE. I will start with a single 15 cab and get another one later, if I need more volume. With the choice, I'm torn between the 350 and 500. I'm wondering if I buy the 500, will it be too much power for the b115e cab if I get that cab, which is rated at 200rms watts (I think its $400 peak). Would I be better suited getting the 350 head if I get the b115e? Again, I'll add another 115 later(matching cab). I rarely play large gigs and when I do I have full PA support with quality subs. I'm iffy about the PF115HE cabs flip top. The corners aren't protected, I notice MF has a used one now for sale thats all banged up, which is exactly what concerns me. I like the idea of the top flipping an all, it looks cool, but will the top actually still be in one piece in 10 years? Will the 4 clips that hold the the top on still be there and all working? Maybe I'm worrying about nothing.. So thats the only reason I'm thinking of going with the the b115e cab instead of the pf115he. Back to the heads.. I'm not sure I'll ever use or need the extra 150 watts in the 500 head. I'm just torn. What ya think.