I've been burning up the TalkBass search button, figured I should take a few minutes to say hi and thank you to the dozens of posters who have already answered many questions for me! Started with a short-scale Fender Bullet and and a small combo amp(best forgotten) about the time I started driving. Needed to be louder and wanted to sound better in college, aquired an Ibanez SR800, 200 watt Crate and budget model JBL 15" cab. Had about a decade of fun with that rig, pushed it into the corner for a few years and became a harmonica player, then set it all aside while I became a father. Both kids are old enough to participate with this stuff now and I've been dragging things out occasionally. No outlaw is safe for very long in a small Texas town so now I'm getting requests to be a bass player again. Bass amp works sometimes and quits others. Never was real proud of it so I'm in the market for a head and depending on how things go maybe another cab or two further on up the road. Probably going to buy a Nemesis NA650 unless y'all talk me into something else. I play blues, rock, and some country, not real fancy, just solid & steady. From what I've read I should be able to get from really clean to a little gritty with the NA650 and have plenty of extra power in reserve. Can't find many people complaining about having to fix them all the time which is a big plus for me too. Thanks again. Enjoy!