I'm a recovering guitarist of some 20+ years, now exploring bass and having a blast so far. It's nice to be excited about playing again. But I'm playing thru a newer PV Basic 112 and homemade 1x12 Blue Marvel extension cab that is only marginally sufficient for gigging unmic'd. Anything bigger than a small dive bar and a heavy-handed drummer would start to drown me out, I think. In a couple months I'll be able to spend a little money on a used rig, and will spend a few days scouting the central part of the state for a PV TKO 115 and a 115BVX cab. This would give me the flexibility of a combo for practices, and then let me add the cab for gigs. It would yield 100 watts at 4 ohms with the cab, and is still light enough for me to carry (old and with a bad back ). This would do all the things I thought the Basic 112 and cab would do for me, but ensure I wouldn't be drowned out. Has anyone used the newer, 'red-letter' TKO 115 combo? Did you like it? Does it sound similar to the Bassic 112 (I actually like the tone of the combo quite a bit)? What do you think about the power with the cab ... loud enough? Thanks for any help at all.