Hey all, I am soliciting opinions from the TBers on a new amp. For a background, I have been playing bass for a while, not very good, but I just started playing again with other people. I am not in a band, just a bunch of guys that get together, drink some beer and play some tunes. That is all I want. I need a new amp that can keep up, but don't have a lot of cash or space. I also will not be paying gigs in bars. Let me also preface by saying I fully understand that people have very definite opinions, so for the crowd that will want to say just buy a fEARful and a Ampeg SVT, just keep it to yourself. This decision is SPECIFICALLY between these amps. Ashdown Five Fifteen - I had been trying to get an Ampeg BA115 used from GC for a couple weeks, found a bunch for a steal, but none actually worked. So I saw this guy on MF, couldn't find a lot on it but it seemed well regarded, 100W, 15" Speaker for $229 and free shipping. I ACTUALLY ORDERED THIS AND IT IS GETTING DELIVERED TODAY. Hartke Kickback 12 - Saw this on Craigslist, guy is using it in his home studio, very little wear and wants $100 for it. 120w and 12" speaker. This seems like such a good deal, if I go with it it would be worth paying the return freight on the Ashdown. So those are the choices I have in front of me. The power is about comparable, I don't see that extra 20w being a make or brake item. To me it comes down to 1 - 12" vs 1 - 15", the Harke is about 40 lbs vs 60 lbs for the Ashdown, DI on the Hartke, and build quality difference between Hartke Kickback and the Ashdown practice line. I appreciate any insight and opinions for these two amps. Thanks everyone!!