#1
I've been playing my Dean bass through an Acoustic Lead Series G10 amp for about half a year now and I love the tones I can get out of it, but I've started playing in a band recently and I don't believe that the amp's small size is going to do very well once we start playing gigs.

We play anything from pop-punk to metal and the lowest I've ever had to tune the bass to is Drop A#, although that's pretty rare and I usually only go down to Drop C, so I'm wondering what type of amp or amp/cab combination can get me the same tones (able to sustain anything from darkly subdued tones to punchy bright ones) for under $500?

I know the $500 budget kind of pushes the limits, but used equipment would work the same for me as new equipment would.
#2
better to ask this in the bass forum, you'll get more and better answers
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#5
If you like your Acoustic, and you live in the U.S.A., take a look at Acoustic's BN3112 combo. 300 watts; 1x12 Neo speaker; should be plenty for gigs - especially if you stick a microphone in front of it and go through the P.A. system.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/amplifiers-effects/acoustic-bn3112-300w-1x12-compact-neodymium-bass-combo-amp
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