I'm looking to upgrade to a rig capable of gigging and decent for recording bass. -my current rig is an Ampeg BA-115 combo. It's been mediocre. It's a pain to carry, sounds bad (imo), and doesn't have the headroom I want. It claims to run at 150 watts, not sure how true that is because can't hardly play with my friend's marshal origin 50 without him turning his amp way down. -I'm looking to spend anywhere between $1000 to $1500 for a head and cab(s), preferably closer to 1000 if possible at my criteria -currently looking at GK legacy heads, darkglass heads, ashdown, but I'm open to suggestions. And I have no clue what I should go for with cabs to maximize volume and quality at reasonable price -I need a rig that has enough headroom to gig and jam with people without a sweat, isn't to hard to move around, and generally sounds good and gives good tonal options, and is reliable. I generally want advise about good or bad brands, how many watts I need, best cab configuration for my price range, what's important or not important. Anyone who wants to help thanks a lot!