So it looks like I might be joining a cover band on the side for fun, and to play out again. Needed a decent bass amp, so I donned my Camouflage tuxedo, and went up to GC in Birmingham, and tried out some bass amps.
One of the things that really caught my attention was the Acoustic brand combo amps, specifically the B100. 249$ new, but god damn it sounded awesome.
AB'ed it against the Ampeg B50, B115, the cheapest MarkBass combo (the 400 Watt one), some used Trace Elliott gear, etc. Sounds punchy as hell, and it was surprisingly loud. It crushed the 80 watt Trace Elliott combo and the Ampeg B50 with ease, just in terms of volume. The only downside is there's no line out for the mixer.
Gonna go pick it up next paycheck. Just gotta grab that and a DI+Splitter box, and i'll be fucking golden.