I'm trying to put together a new good sounding rig on a budget. I'll be getting a SansAmp BRI, some power amp, and an Avatar cab (haven't decided on a 1x12, a 2x10, 4x10, etc, though I'm leaning towards the 1x12 to start with). I was looking at QSC and Stewart power amps, and then looked at Carvin, and then at Mackie. Now, I know the QSC and Stewart amps are better, but is there anything about the Mackie that would make them unsuitable for bass use? I'm only looking for something for occasional stage use, that will keep up with the needs of small to medium clubs. A friend has been using a Mackie 1400 for a few years for bass with no problems, but that's a sample of one.