Disclaimer: Sorry if this has already been discussed. Lately I've been realizing how little I actually need my amp. My band uses in-ear monitors for rehearsals and gigs, so I just use a SanAmp DI into the board. Even before we used in-ear monitors, my amp was only used at rehearsal. On stage I simply asked for plenty of bass in my floor monitor. This makes the soundguy very happy. And it means my load-in and load-out is a breeze. I'm sure my situation is not unique. So why do we buy expensive amps with hundreds of watts of power, and huge stacks of speakers? They don't seem to really be necessary. You could spend that money on another bass...or two. Am I crazy? It seems to me that I could get by just fine with a budget 150-watt combo amp.