I'm looking to take a step up from my old Peavey Basic 112, and I need to stay on a "reasonable" budget (put 2 sons through college, 2 more sons still in college). Our band has 5 other guitars (3 strummers, 1 pure lead, 1 floats between lead and rhythm), me ('94 Squier Jazz), and drums. Virtually all covers, from Buffet to Van Morrison to Muddy Waters to the Black Keys (eclectic, to be sure). The old Peavey handles things pretty well, but I want some room and sound flexibility. I'm leaning towards the GK MB-210 combo because of price and the ability to add an external cabinet. BUT...the Ampeg PF-500 in combo with the PF210 has quite an appeal (but I don't think I could add another cabinet to it - right?). The PF rig is about $200 more than the GK. I don't think I could go wrong either way, but I'd love to hear some of your thoughts before I "take the plunge". Thanks! (first time poster, BTW).