Last year I bought myself a 5-string bass, and I'm slowly going to the direction, that it is time to get a decent gig or band together and finally use it in practice/live. Not just in my bedroom However I'm having trouble deciding on what to play. At home I had my L6 Pod HD500 to plug it in, and then just used headphones, that was okayish. I'm thinking about keeping it for the effects, might be useful for starting out. But what is a more pressing matter is what to get for band practice and smaller gig situations? Combo, or head&cab? I know it also depends on what I want to play with it, so far seems that we are going for a stoner/sludgy metal direction with a couple of guys from work I have to confess I don't really want to spend that much money on it (who does heh...), so I'm looking through the used market over here. What cought my eyes are two combos (from the same seller actually): Gallien Krueger MB 112 (200W) seller including a case for it, seems to be lighter and smaller. Hughes&Kettner "Basskick" BK-300 (300W), wich is according to description a combo, but can be seperated so I have a head and a cab all-in-one(?). And heavy as f*ck if I read correctly. Anyone had a chance to try these? Either the specific model or what is the general thoughts on the manufacturers?