Hello, this is my first post. Background info: Middle-aged in a continual mid-life crisis. So now I want to get back into playing bass. In a fit of semi-informed eagerness I did the following: ordered a Carvin LB75P (to arrive Friday 11/15/02), ordered a SWR WM 15 (arrives tomorrow). I also ordered the infamous Rogue VB-100 'cause my daughter (14) is interested in playing bass and I thought a short scale, lightweight, cheap bass that has good reviews at Harmony-Central was the way to go. And...I wanted to thump on it, too. I was reading the SWR manual online and it says I'll need an extension cab to handle the 5th string and take it to 200 watts. So...after reading the great stuff about Avatars here I called Dave and talked him into selling me the 4x10 8 ohm (Dave asked if I wanted the 2x10 or the 4x10 and I said I always like too much, "4x10 it is!"). The question is: have I made a mistake by getting the 4x10 with 350 watts per speaker, 1400 watts total since the SWR is rated 200 watts. I read a post here that said underpowering can blow speakers as well as overpowering. But then I read posts where people are using as little as 150 watts to a 2x10 rated at 700 watts. I have really enjoyed reading the forum. Great discussions, technical advice, and a tremendous lack of arrogance and abundance of assistance.