Let me start this by saying that I play guitar also. My guitar amp is a smallish 1x12 combo, 80 watts. It's controllable enough to be a good all around bedroom, practice amp, but also powerful enough to be heard over a drummer and other musicians, and portable enough to be easily carried around.... I guess I'm looking for a bass amp that can fill the same bill. I want something that I can play at home without overpowering myself, yet powerful enough to jam with people if the chance arises, but also not some huge, expensive, monsterous thing that I'd have to lug around. If I find myself in a band, I'd probably get a head and 4x10 rig, but for now I need something solid for home and maybe jamming. Am I asking too much? I don't even know where to start looking. Wattage? Speakers? I know guitar stuff, but bass is a little confusing to me. Anyone have any suggestions?