Hello all, I have a nice setup for myself, all Markbass rig thats great. My son is in college and out of nowhere he's suddenly a pretty decent bassist. Problem is He's pretty much outgrown the Squier bass and 100 watt Fender combo I bought him years ago. Being a full time student with a part time job he doesnt have any money. I would like to help him out. I would like to get him something that will be decent for gigging without spending any more than absolutely necessary. He wants a 5 string bass and I was looking at the Ibanez sr400 which looks pretty decent for the money but Im not sure about the amp and cab or combo. I kind of like the idea of seperates because it will give him more options when he's ready to upgrade. I saw a Peavey Tourmaster 450 and a Fender Pro 1x15 with a horn on the bay but Im not really certain that rig would stand up. The head and cab would cost about $500. There was also a Hartke HA2500 and 210xl cab for $350. That might do it, Im not sure. What do you think? Would either be adequate to gig with? Which would be better, 1x15 or 2x10? Are those amps any good? What in that price range would be better? Of course ultimately he'll make the final selections but I want to make sure we are looking at the right gear and understand the expense. Thanks, I appreciate your thoughts and advice!