Sorry, I know these questions are asked over and over. I really did do a search but couldn't find much that really addressed my issues. I NEED a bass amp right now (or soon anyways), I am currently playing through an old Crate guitar amp. I'm not looking for a stack just yet, just a respectable combo. It will be essentially a practice amp, but I'd like it to be powerful enough to play with a group and modest volumes. The problem is, I have no idea how powerful of an amp I need. I had a thread about this a few weeks ago, but I ended up a little more confused that when I started. If I were playing in a band with loud guitars I would shoot for 300-400 watts, probably in head and cab form. But I don't need that right now. With these little combos, I don't know where to start. How far will I get with 100 watts? 125? Actually, I'm leaning towards the Ashdown Electric Blue with the 12" speaker @150 watts, but I'd like to have a few less expensive options. Also, I would not be able to hear it before buying it. I was also thinking of the Genz Benz 200 watt combo. So, if anyone has a second, give me some ideas of some mid-wattage, not huge, combos and also what I can do with them. I don't want an amp that would only be good for playing on my own, and I don't need a massively loud stack. Just something in the middle. Like I said, something I can use to practice, but also powerful enough to lug off to jam with friends on the weekends. One more thing...I bought a Carvin PB100-10 and was not too happy with it. It sounded "too clean" or something. It was a nice amp, but I like a more woody or grainier sound (I was going to use the word "sultry" but didn't want to sound silly). I sent it back. I don't know if this helps anything, but I thought I'd mention it. Thanks in advance for any help!