Hi All, I am new to talkbass, and bass in general, but I have been playing guitar for 5 years. I am in the process of looking for a bass rig for using mainly at church in a setup with a full band including a loud drummer. Running through the PA is not an option. Since I will only being playing bass once or twice a month, and playing guitar most of the time, I have a limited budget in the area of bass gear. I would like to boost this budget by getting gear that can be used for other things. I am also looking for a PA system so I thought perhaps I could buy one power amp and use it for the PA system, and when neccesary pair it with a cabinet to be used as my bass amp. Would this be a good setup? would I be sacrificing to much in tone and features by going that way? I figure that later down the road I could add a preamp, more cabinets, and a dedicated amp only for bass, but if I do not go this route I will end up with only around $250 for a bass amp. My budget for a power amp and cabinet would be in the range of $500. Sorry for the length and thanks in advance for the replies.