Well, I just played bass for the first time in public. At a bar my brother frequents, they have a karaoke night hosted by a singer my brother knows. How it works is, anybody who wants to come and play can come and play. So, I went and I played. Well, my little cheap Peavey jazz bass sounded great! I plugged straight into the board, no amp necessary. But it sounded much better than through my amp.