I asked about this quite a while ago and nobody had much to say, so here I go again. I get to jam with accoustic instruments all the time, but very often this is outdoors with no AC outlet available. The accoustic basses I have tried in shops don't seem loud enough and I like my MIM Jazz just fine, so I need a DC powered amp. I have seen but not heard the Pignose Hog 30 and I have heard people say it's lame. Is it??? All I need to do is be loud enough to play with accoustic guitars. I don't need a lot of volume. I thought about a car battery and an inverter for my Peavy Microbass, but that sounds like a nuisance and the battery and inverter would cost more than the Hog 30. Any other options? I'm new to making music and I'm really surprised that there isn't a bigger demand for a DC bass amp. I run into accoustic jams all the time in outdoor places, and there's never a bass and they all need one.