Hey, I've been playing bass since this last christmas and I wanna start playin in a band with my friends. Right now I pretty much have a starter kit type thing going. I have this small 8" p.o.s. and I need to be able to be heard over drums and guitar. I was wondering what would be a good amp to be looking into. I'm going to have around 500 bucks sumed up for a new one. I don't really know what would be good enough to be heard over the drums/guitar. I also would want to make a nice investment for the future because I plan on doing some small gigs at the local place down the street. I would just like some suggestions. Anything would be appreciated.