Okay, I'm going to finally be in the market for a bass rig very soon. I have some ideas about what I want, but I dont know too much about buying amps (I bought the one I own before I started playing and it's the only one I've ever bought) I currently have an 80 watt 15" Peavy combo. Once I get a little more power I hope to be more active in playing with others. I don't currently have any gigs, but I want to get an amp that will keep up with a drummer and a guitar or two and be adequate to play gigs in small clubs. I suspect that the Peavy bam 210 might be a good fit for me, but the price (new) is a little more than I'd hoped to pay. I saw a GK (backline series) 210 combo that had 175 watts - I though that might be adequate - it was a lot cheaper than the Peavy (lower watt too ) I don't mind buying used, but I prefer not to buy online so I may be stuck choosing from what I can find used locally or buying new. I think that I'd be happy with either a 210 combo or a head and 210 cab - in either case I'd like the flexibility of having the option to later add a 15" or 18" extension cab. I don't use many effects and don't plan on starting soon. I have a chorus and an OD pedal right now which is more than I need for effects, so I really won't be swayed by an amp that offers a lot of effects built in. I would like something with compression built in. Other features that would be nice to have built into my rig would be a tuner and a mute switch. Price is very much a consideration, but so is quality and sound. If it is more cost effective to get an amp set up that doesn't have everything I want and then add separate components (such as compression or tuner) then I'll go that route. I play mostly rock covers, but a lot of other stuff too. I hope to find something that will work for me in the $400 to $1100 range. If anybody has any suggestions at all, specific products that might fit my needs, general tips on finding gear to buy, hard and fast rules on minimum wattage requirements, any other features that I might look into adding to my wish list, or anything at all, please post it. Thanks for reading.