My step son, who lives with his father (so he can't just use my gear), recently started playing bass and is in need of an amp. He has everything that he needs, except the only amp he has is a cheesy little piece of junk practice amp that won't last much longer. I decided that I wanted to help him out by getting him an amp for his birthday. (boy, I hope he hasn't started reading talkbass yet… So, I made an impulse buy on a blem sale from musiciansfriend and ordered him a GK Backline half stack …it's 125 watts into a 15" cab - I figured this will take him all the way to his first gig and beyond… but after I pulled the trigger on this, I started to wonder if he would have been better served with a smaller, more portable, combo amp. Does this look like an okay rig for a 14 year old beginner? http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Bass/Amps?sku=482545 Does anybody think that the kid would be better served with a smaller combo amp? I could always keep this for myself, or send it back, and pick him up a small combo amp if this seems like to much amp for him. I don't want to stick him with an amp that's not appropriate for his level (way more than he needs, too much to lug around) …of course, I bought it - so obviously, I think it would serve him well - but I'm having some doubts, so: Opinions please!