#1
i am looking at buying a new amp very soon, like this week, and need a few questions answered...

1. Will 575 Watts RMS be able to hold up in any venue? Most?

2. Are effects useful in the big picture of playing the bass guitar?

Thanks UG'ers, I need the help
Gear:

Ernie Ball/Musicman Stingray HH
Schecter Model T
GK 1001RB
2 GK 4X10 GLX
BP-50 Bass Effect Pedal
#2
575 will see you through easily. But check if the amp/head will need two sets of speakers to get the full output.

Effects are useful only if you know how and when to use them, and if the song needs them. I consider the use of effects a technique in itself, and the main part of technique is taste.
#3
Thanks for the help!
Gear:

Ernie Ball/Musicman Stingray HH
Schecter Model T
GK 1001RB
2 GK 4X10 GLX
BP-50 Bass Effect Pedal