I've been playing bass for the past year or so, and I really fell into the music. I started out with one of those cheap startup bass packs with the basic $100 squier p-bass and bp15, and now I've matured musically to the point of requiring better equipment. I've been playing with some really talented friends of mine and the major problem(obviously) is that I would be more successful stomping on the ground to not be sounded out by drums. I'm trying to find good tonal quality and adequate volume for an affordable price('cause i'm broke) From what I've read, Ampeg might be the way to go, but I really have no clue about this stuff. I'm looking at the Ampeg BA112 and Crate BFX50(although I don't really need effects right now). So, I'm humbily asking for someone who could refer a juvenile bassist to the least amount of wattage required to play with my band, and an amp that won't break open my piggy bank too wide.