I play fast paced (crappy) punk rock. I have a Ibanez beginner bass (GSR 190). Our band will be playing small club-type gigs. Our band never had any plans of playing in front of any crowds, just play for fun. But a friend that is in a local band that plays about twice a month heard us play, and liked what he heard, and asked us to open for them at some of their gigs. If I can make a few bucks playing my bass, I'm all for it. So now I need some gear. I currently have a 10" combo practice amp, and need to upgrade. I was told a 4x10 cabinet would be ideal for small club gigs. I was told that a 4x10 cabinet would also give me the punchy bass I am looking for for the type of music I play. Is this info true? Basically, any information on what type of cabinet and head that would work for my needs would be greatly appreciated. Since I am a newbie, I am not partial to any brand, so any suggesstions on cabinet and amp setups would be helpful. I can spend up to $1500, but would definitely like to stay around $1000 if possible. You might have read my other post on Alumabass cabinets. I asked some locals, and one of them told me about the deal on Alumabass 4x10 cabinets at www.musiciansfriend.com at nearly half price ($300-$350 normal price was $700). He said he played one and really liked it. I don't know him well enough to buy one based on his opinion. Thanks.