What do you consider a small venue and a big venue? I've been reading a lot about amps lately and everyone makes comments like "that amp is big enough for a small gig, but not a medium", or something like "thats fine for a practice amp, but you cant do a gig with it". Could you give me your opinion of what a small gig is and a medium? My wife and I were at a club friday night that had a large back room with a stage. We estimated about 150 to 200 people there. Just guessing, would that be small, medium or large and what kind of bass amp would do the trick at that place, assuming a normal size band (whatever that is)? I'm thinking about getting something in the 100-200 watt range, but some of the posts say thats fine to practice with in your garage, and others say thats ok for small-medium venues. Kind of confusing. I dont want to spend major bucks on what I think is a good amp, only to find out it's not big enough. I'm just a beginer and i'm not in a band, nor will I be anytime soon. I'm still learning and taking lessons. Oh, I would have asked the bass player in this band, but they didnt have one. The bass and drum tracks were all pre-recorded. They had a lead guitar, horn section, and some guy on bongo drums. They were actually very good, but I was a little disapointed that they were cheating on the bass. Thanks in advance for any help.