Hello. After many years of playing I have finally found myself part of a newly formed cover band. I have owned a Peavey TNT 130 amp (which is close to 15 years old) which is good for practice. However, I am now ready to take the plunge and get a nice combo or head and cabinet to use playing small bar gigs and some outdoor parties. I am looking for a amp which is priced between $800 and $900 and that has a good sound for hard/alternative rock and occassional slap bass. I read a great review in Bass Player about the Carvin RC210 although it only has a 1 year warranty and would probably be expensive to fix with the shipping charges. I would appreciate any thoughts on that model or other recommendations. I am getting overwhelmed with all the different choices out there. Please assist!! Thanks!