Hey everyone. Hopefully this hasn’t been beaten to death here but I’m in the market for a new amp/cab. I just got back into playing after about a 15 year layoff so my knowledge of what’s out there is lacking. I’ve done a good amount of research but stores don’t have a lot of equipment on the floor so I can’t really test too much out. I’m looking to join a band and my current amp (a 20 year old hartke kickback 12” 120 watts) is buzzing real bad and cutting in and out until I physically hit it. I know that more speakers makes for a bigger louder sound as opposed to just number of watts, but realistically what is a solid happy medium for small gigs? Bars, parties, small venues, nothing too big. And if sent to a PA system, does it really matter that much? I thought I had my mind made up on the combo package ampeg pf-500 with the ampeg pf-210he cabinet (rates at 450w rms power at 8ohms) but I’m seeing some reviews that are making me question the capability of the cab at higher volumes. I’m also looking at an ampeg svt112 (single 12” cab) rated at 300w at 8 ohms. Has anyone used the pf 210-he for gigs that could offer any feedback on its performance, power and consistency? I love the idea of being able to just flip the top of the cab over and having the amp attached, very convenient and portable. But if it’s going to crap out on me I’d rather not bother and get something more reliable. Is 300w @ 8 ohms enough juice for gigs? The band I might be joining said they have a good PA system but I haven’t played with it yet. I’m also looking at a used ampeg 2x12 cabinet. I also love the Aguilar sound and am torturing myself between Ampeg and Aguilar but the ampeg price points are a little safer for me at this point. Sorry for the length of the post, I’ve been reading and watching YouTube for a couple weeks now and can’t make up my mind.