Hi everybody this is my first post so play nice please? Now to my point... I've been out of the scene for 9 years really (bedroom guitar legend...). I'm not looking to get back into playing in a band again and have also recently moved to London. When I was in Liverpool I (my parents) used to lug a Fender Rumble 100w combo (the original) from venue to venue. I'm now living in London and carless and don't fancy lugging that venue to venue. So I visited a few guitar stores with the view of buying a stack setup and then just taking the head of that to venues and using the venues cab. Speaking to a few of the guys in store they said most London venues of small to moderate size always put Bass players directly into the PA and recommended the Tech 21 Sans Amp Bass Driver Deluxe which looks like a great piece of kit as it will allow me a great tonal control no matter wether in PA or AMP. Doing some research I've stumbled across the VT version as well and people say this has a more "Ampeg" sound. But then speaking direct to Tech 21 they say both can reproduce "Ampeg" sounds it depends what type of sound you're after and as nowhere in London seems to stock these pedals there's no way to try before I buy so I'm seeking advice. I'm hoping to be in a Pop Punk kind of band, I play other styles at home but this is the style of music I enjoy performing. Mark Hoppus of Blink isn't only my musical hero I also adore the clean punchy bass sound and would love to get the version of the pedal that got me closest to this. Any advice at all is much appreciated. (Opinions on Blink 182 or Mark Hoppus not appreciated.) Thanks in advance.