I've been looking into buying a better combo than my little Crate 30 Watt--something powerful enough to be heard in a coffee shop or small venue like that and when my band has rehearsal down in my basement. After doing some research, I've found a GK400RB (150W) that is now discontinued. After looking some more, I've dropped upon the Carvin PB200-15 Combo and the Fender Bassman 200 Combo. I've heard good things about both. The reason I'm looking so low in power is mainly a money issue--I'm almost 16, don't have a job, don't have my permit, etc.--and I'm not really looking for something "almighty and powerful" (higher than 400W) until later on when I need that sort of equipment (or can at least afford it ). Okay, sorry for running off. My question is, is the 160W Carvin PB200-15 for $400 a better deal than the 200W Fender Bassman 200 for $640?? Or am I getting ripped off on both deals and should look for another? Keep in mind, I want something at 150W or higher, but I'm short on money (the Bassman is pushing it for me). I will also only be using these amps in coffee house-size venues and band rehearsals down in my basement. Positive and bad reviews are much appreciated! EDIT: Also note that I use a 5-string Ibanez BTB. Which is better on the lowend?