So I have been scanning the posts and "doing my searches", but I am still not finding the opinions I want/need. I have two Fender Musicmasters, and I am a simple player. I like the sounds of eighties/new wave/alternative (Smiths, Echo/Bunnymen, Psychadelic Furs) and metal/hard rock/basic rock. Influences are Adam Clayton of U2, Peter Steele of Type O Negative & Duff McKagan. The scenario I am looking for: Combo - small and portable with best sound for a combo...one that is great for "eighth-note rock", not slap, jazz or funk...option to a) use external speaker cab, and b) have XLR output...cost around $250-400 at most...preferrably a 15" speaker, since I like bottom. I have not seen a post about a good combo for a straight forward rock bass sound. Most everything I see is about slap and jazz. I want to crank the amp and be able to shake things, and if the amp can't handle it, then I want the option to use the P.A. to do it for me! Ya dig? Thank for the time!!!