Hi, I'm planning to buy a combo. I need your advice. First my confessions: I'm too lazy to search all. So excuse me. But as my question is very wide, I made some search but couldn't make a conclusion. Probably it is made thousands of times but thanks in advance for people being nice to answer. My second and bigger confession: I know almost nothing about amps. My third and biggest confession: playing bass for years, I've never owned an amp I've always worked at home through my hi-fi (at low volume, it helped me to get what I need) for practice: the studios have amps, for gigs: they always have amps, monitors arranged... To narrow the choices, I'd like to have an amp which is: 1. A combo that I can add speakers later, if I'm happy with the tone that I get and I'd need a complete setup for gigs (I think all amps can handle this but pls see my confession no:2) 2. Light and portable, smallest possible 3. Not going farty after 2 hours of playing 4. Loud enough to work as a stage monitor with two loud electric twangers(aka guitar) 5. Being able to be clear even at high volumes (even for low B and high C) I play mostly rock, pick and fingerstyle. I was planning to go with a Hartke kickback combo 12" or 15" but I haven't heard good things about it. And a studio that we practice, has kickback 15 and it is farting if there is another band just before our practice time (and there is always). My searchs here gave me an idea that Roland 100 Cube will probably fit my situation but I don't need any effect on an amp (OK, don't use it is always an answer for this). I'm not thinking of having a head, a power amp or whatever it is called, right now. Beside all of this my choices will be very limited to what is sold here in Istanbul (that's the biggest cause for me not to buying an amp so far). But I may find a way to buy from the states or elsewhere.