I have been playing bass for half a year now and want to know more about cabinets and amps. This will sound quite juvenile to most of you but I don't even know the difference between them. I DO know how to plug a patch cord into one, turn it on, adjust the settings, and play, but as of right now thats about it. I've been thinking of buying something bigger than my practice amp, something to bring to shows. Could you all enlighten me with your devine knowledge.