Hello, everyone. I saved up and bought myself a nice new bass. Well... new to me. She's a mid-80s MIJ Jazz Bass Special. I'm so used to playing on low quality instruments that the sound just about blew me away. Now I sound mediocre instead of bad. =P I'm in the process of purchasing some new hardware and electronics. I have settled on a Babicz bridge and Delano pickups. The pickups have massive pole pieces. There is one pole per string, rather than two like a standard J/P pickup. These pickups are supposed to lay down a crazy thick bass tone. I'm moving from a small town to a city for college. I have already been offered a place in two gigging bands, but I only have a Fender Rumble 15 combo amp. I don't think that would be suited to anything other than a coffee shop set where I'm playing behind an acoustic or two. Can anybody give me some suggestions on amps, cabs, etc.? I like a smooth, warm tone. I use fairly heavy flats and play with a pick. I can envision the sound I want, I just don't know what cabs I should use to have a strong low end without being overbearing. I won't be playing any big venues. Mostly bars and small outdoor festivals. As I mentioned, I'm heading off to college, so funds are fairly low at the moment. =P Thanks in advance, and have a nice day.