Hey Guys, I just signed up on TB, and started trying to learn bass this week. It's something I've wanted to do for 20+ years. Monday was my 42nd B-day, and came home to my wife & visiting mom to find they'd chipped in and bought me a J-Bass and practice amp for the occasion Just hope I'm not too old to learn new tricks! I determined the amp, a Fender Rumble 15, was too lame even for a beginner so it's been returned to the store. I've spent a bunch of hours searching TB for advice on inexpensive combo amps, and decided for now I'd like to spend about $200. These are the options I've found; any input (or other suggestions) would be appreciated. Used, $200, SWR Workingmans 10 "Pre Gibson", 80W/10" New, $210, Marshall MB30, 30W/10", nice addl outputs and electronics New, $210, Peavey Max 112, 40W/12" Other used stuff available, but ruled out: Used, $140, Peavey Max 110, 20W/10", Too small & priced too high Used, $135, Behringer Ultrabass BX1200, Many TB complaints about reliability/quality/sound Used, $100, Peavey TKO 65, Think these are over 20 years old - speaker condition? Used, $280, Crate BX100, 100W/15", TB consensus seems to be Crate is junk I'm also interested in the possibility of running it into my very capable stereo system, but that's for another thread.