hi all, I am searching (like everybody) for a decent lightweight and inexpensive amp solution of at least 150W. ideally i really need something that i can carry on public transport with my DB. i play swing style on gut strings and with no drums (for the moment). I am using a david gage lifeline and preamp. i have beenreading as much as i can on this forum and checking out combo amps and amplified speakers in stores. but there are still some issues about speakers and frequencies that seem mysterious. for instance there seems to be many different opinions about speaker sizes. some people say nothing less than 12" is capable of producing enough "bass" but others like smaller ones and even many expensive bass amps have smaller ones. likewise for speaker frequencies- its all a bit vague. the lowest E is around 41hz -but is it really neccessary that the speakers frequency range is that low to hear the bass? lots of people here seem to say no, and again i see bass amps that dont go that low. but those selling amplified speakers only seem to go by the frequency range.