Hey guys, I'm sure a pretty similar questions have been asked, but I've been scouring the internet for around 5 hours now and haven't found the answer I'm looking for. I apologize for starting a new thread. But, let's get to the question. When it comes to guitar and drums, I have a pretty sizable rig/set but I know very little about bass rigs. But I finally have the means to purchase a rig of my own so I was looking at the Hartke LH500 head (500w@4ohms) and their 410XL cab (400w@8ohms). These are the ones I decided on after much reading and shopping around, because they seem to sound great and fit my budget. Now, I can play guitar decently but when it comes to the math of it, I'm an idiot. Will the 4ohm, 500w head use the 8ohm, 400w cab to its maximum potential? And will the resulting volume be loud enough to have headroom in a black metal band? The thing that killed my bass playing inspiration in high school was having ****** rigs that couldn't be heard over the guitarist/drummer. Now I'm a couple years older, have earned some money, and I want this rig to have enough power to hear over the worst conditions... a heavy-hitting drummer and a gearslut guitarist or 2. I don't want something that will just "do the job", but something that could actually be too loud if pushed. Please help me! I'd really appreciate any input or experience here.