Hello all! I haven't posted here in a while but to give you some background. I'm a recycled newbie bass player who recently picked it back up a few months back. After much practice most of it has come back to me and i'm at a place where I want to be! I'm ready to play some gigs! Mostly small venues (clubs, retaurants, bars...nothing fancy). My Fender 15 watt won't cut it, so I'm in the market for a new amp I can use to play out. What would you say would be the minimum wattage required to play in a small venue? 100w? I was looking at a Bugera BXD12 combo amp to play out. It's $299 and claims to be 1000 watts (it certainly can't be 1000 watts). I'm on a budget and even $299 is a bit pricey for me so if anyone can recommend something less expensive then even better! What does everyone think?