Well, this is my first post on the TalkBass website, so I figured I'd make it productive. My birthday is on the 28th, and I am basically set on getting the Carvin PB200 - 15 combo as my only gift. The big pull for me about this thing is merely the name Carvin, as my uncle is a seasoned guitar player who has had a Carvin guitar (DC 400) and two Carvin combos (SX 200) for about 16 years. I believe that fact speaks for itself. I like the specs it has; 5 band graphic eq, variable compressor, tweeter, and some other features that have slipped my mind. All I want is a dependable amp that will last me for at least a decade, and volume that can let me be heard above a drummer. Is this a good buy, at $400, or is there somwething better to be had in this range? I'm an indecisive little jerkoff, so I really need some good advice.