hi, me and some friends are starting a rock/punk band. i like to play a lot of rock and punk, looking for a sound similar to matt freeman of rancid, also like mike watt of minutemen. i am trying to get a good bass rig going. i just have a squier p-bass for now and my budget is gonna be about 500-600 which i think should be more than enough. we are gonna be practicing in a garage most likely and maybe play some small clubs. i have no idea what to get. due to matt freeman i was hoping to get ampeg. i was going to try to get a 4x10 cab and whatever ampeg head i could afford but would that be too much power for a beginner? i dont know much as far as wattage is concerned. please give me some insight/help. much appreciated.