Hey guys! I have a friend who just recently is getting back into the bass scene. I dont play, but i thought i might help out my friend by looking up and checking into different bass manufacturers. I thought that the BA115HP (Ampeg) would be a good buy; its within his price range (used) and it has everything that (seeming to me) he would need.

He has about.....errr.....$500 to play with. I checked into Mesa, but found nothing that seems to strike me.

We play in my garage and need something to get over drums and two guitars, and also something we can use for live performances.

I hope i gave you all the info you need, im a bit ignorant when it comes to bass "stuff". Any help would be great, thanks!