Talkbass is full of threads of “should I buy amp A or amp B”, “pedals or multi effects” etc. I’m going through exactly the same as a relative newbie. So I thought I’d start a thread for folk to share their wisdom: If you could go back and not make the same purchase (or selling) mistakes again, with all the knowledge you have now, what would you go out and buy? I’m not asking about basses, let’s assume we’ve all got our dream bass. I’m also not talking about dream setups that cost the earth. But what amp/effects combo is just enough and good enough to get the job done for you? What essentials would you recommend to someone looking to join a band on a medium budget? Brand, combo or separate, speaker sizes, effects, etc.