I play Rock with a goup of guys and I'll probably be gigging soon too. I've been using some fender that belongs to a friend (I just have a practice amp that's beginning to crap out). I've been looking at the Ashdown 300H (http://www.wwbw.com/Ashdown-MAG-300H-i73072.music) probably with an avatar cab. The alternative is a combo amp with some power (http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/g=bass/search/detail/base_pid/480954/ or http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/g=bass/search/detail/base_pid/480955/) I need something in this price range that is going to sound nice and I was wondering what your opinions were. Please help, thanks.