I'm not sure if it's really worth daving up or a 300w setup that would cost me £350 + in the uk , either laney r4/r5 MAG 300 )15" combo or a behringer head and seperate cab. Or i could get an Ashdown Electric Blue (180w) or Laney r3 (165) for £250. Volume i assume would be quite simmilar, different features though, the R3 looks a little favourable due to its 8 ohm extension so if i added an extra cab i would get the most out of it. seeing as i'm only 16, going on 17, unlikely to find work due to unavailablity and generally slow income £100 is a lot of money, but is it worth the extra watts, i would mainly use it for band practice and small venues. When i first started bass in my old band i used a 130W peavey (i think) for practice against a drum kit and a 50W Marshall and that was plenty loud, so can the extra £100 be justified?