First off, I'm a new player, I've only been playing 6 weeks. I have been using a 20 watt Acoustic B20 12" combo. It sounds nice but I live in a condo so even during the day I can't turn the volume up too loud and at night I'm always on headphones (sony mdr-7506's). I will probably start playing in a band with a drummer soon, so I'm looking to acquire a respectable rig since 20 watts won't hack it. I drive a small car (mustang) so I would prefer something small and scalable so I can fit it in there. As far as sound, I'm into rock, classic, alternative, a little bit of pop so I'm mostly a finger style groove type of player. Also, I'm a basshead, I prefer low-end to midrange, I want the fundamentals to come through strong. Because of this, I have a preference for cabs with 12's and 15's rather than 10's. Right now I just play an MIA 2007 fender p-bass though I'm already gas'ing for a 5 string eventually. My style will probably change as I again experience though, so I do need something versatile. Here's my top choice so far: Bergantino HT112ER - $649 1 x 12 w/ tweeter, 350 rms power handling, 8 ohms http://www.bassemporium.com/item.php?sku=HT112ER Carvin BX600 - $429 225w @ 8 ohms 400w @ 4 ohms 600w @ 2 ohms https://www.carvinguitars.com/products/single.php?product=BX600 I realize I will only be getting 225 watts out of the carvin with the berg @ 8 ohms, but I figure since it's stable down to 2 ohms it gives me the option to add up to 3 additional 8 ohm cabs later if I find a need for it. Plus there are really no amps designed for a lot of output at 8 ohms, and most single cabs have that impedence, so the carvin still seems like a solid choice. Any other reccomendations? I considered going for the berg ex112er instead of the HT. If I understand correctly it's the same cab it just lacks the tweeter, but in the end I think having the tweet will be a nice option, even if I leave it off most of time. I've looked at the Epifani UL-112 but it's a bit pricier and the low end extension doesn't appear to be as deep as the newer extedended range bergs. I'm still considering the Ampeg SVT-15E as well, but at 72 lbs it may be a little bulky and I'm slightly concerned about it's midrange (even though that's not a top priority for me, I'd still like it to be there). I'm also not entirely opposed to combos if there is one with lots of power that would fit my needs. I prefer to buy new equipment rather than used gear. Any thoughts, comments, and or criticisms are greatly appreciated, thanks!