Hello all I am hoping that you may give me some valuable information in purchasing a bass guitar amp for my 12 year old son as we are both so new to the guitar world. I have read through the forums and quite frankly, I am more confused than ever. My son is in his 2nd year of learning bass guitar. He has a practice amp which even I find offensive. He has a 4 string bass guitar and was looking for a bass amp that he can plug his guitar into. We thought 45 watts would be a good compromise between giving him a bit of noise when he wanted to, but not turning our lounge room into a club. I have seen some really cheap ones on ebay but would rather purchase something that will last him quite a few years but not too technical as he is not doing any performances outside of his school. He practices on the school Behringer amp but then I read a few disparaging remarks about that brand in this forum. In a nutshell, can anyone recommend a good quality bass guitar amp without breaking the bank? Thanking you in advance. We live in Melbourne Australia, if that makes any difference in brands and models that are available.