Just found this forum! I've been playing for about 25 years off and on, mostly jazz. I still use the same EB3 I started with played thru a Polytone MBIII. Now I'm in a new Christian rock group and my little Poly won't compete with the guitar players Marshall half stack. We'll probably be playing venues from outdoors on a farm wagon to concrete block church basements to mid-size clubs. Since I've bassicaly been out of the amp market for 20 years, what would be a good amp setup on a budget, say less than $500? I'm thinking combo mainly for portability. I'm not in a major metro area so trying out a lot of amps is tough, so I'm looking for some recommendations of where to start. Thanks!