I've started lurking in the amps forum recently - there's going to be new amp for me under the Christmas tree next year, I can feel it in my bones... My Peavy Micro Bass is a great little practise amp, but I've yet to test it against a drummer, and I'm thinking just maybe the 50 watts wouldn't exactly cut it at a gig. I'm in no rush, and I keep browsing around on various websites, reading up on things, and falling in love with a different amp each week. Ashdown, Ampeg, Markbass, and lately this Genz Benz 6.2 which has been getting a lot of attention these last few days. The thing that gets me is that the more I read, the more I realize how little I actually understand about what I'm reading. My first assumption was simply that more was better - 500 amps are louder than 300 amps, 15" cabs are better than 10" cabs because they provide more low end, etc. The consensus from people who actually have used various amps and cabs and know what they're talking about, however, seems to be that you simply have to use and hear each amp - you can't generalize. If this is the case, why do they even bother publishing specs? Or better: do the specs tell you anything at all about the sound of the amp? If so, what do you look for, and why? Thanks!