I was looking to buy a used combo. I'm just starting out, but I'm taking everyone's advice that it's better to get equipment you like because it'll encourage you to practice more etc. I figured I could get a better amp (combo) if I bought used. I know amps/cabs/combos can sometimes be a tough thing to buy used since people can tend to abuse that type of equipment by playing them at extreme levels and stuff like that. My question is....how does a someone new to this stuff tell what the condition is like? I bought a used Fender Bassman 25 off eBay for about $10 more than a Peavey Microbass would cost new. New, the Bassman goes for about $270. I thought it was a safe deal because I get to check it out for a few days, and if I don't like it, I can send it back for a refund - all I lose is the shipping cost to send back. It has a few dings/dents in the cabinet, but it seems fully functional. Man, it also sounds great - fantastic tone...at least to my ears. Although it's definitely not quiet by any means (very audible hiss from a few feet away). What should I check on the amp to make sure it's in good shape. I don't want to end up with something that's gonna poop out on me after a few months. Also, the cabinet is in very good condition except for a couple dents (no scratches or scuffs), which makes me think it was well cared for, but maybe got dropped or something. Please help! Any advice would be great. Thanks!