I'm about to go shopping for a new amp soon and I'm a bit new to being a bass player and don't know what to go for. My situation right now is I'm not in a band yet but I'm looking. So I want to get a good amp package that will be good to practice by myself, with band mates and can handle venues as well. I do have a practice amp now but it is nothing special. I don't know whether to go for a combo amp or a stack. I should probably mention I plan on playing hard rock or alternative metal. So would any one have any suggestions on what I should look for? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.