I'm a recent convert to the bass and to Basschat, which I'm loving (including the podcast and the Midlands Bass Bash). I'm learning on a Stingray 34 and using a Fender Rumble 15 practice combo (and a Vox headphone amp for when my partner wants to sleep!). But I'm wondering where to go next with amplification. I'm not gigging, but I'd love to. I'm a bit bored with the Rumble sound, though I know it's great for the money and size). Any ideas where I should go next? Should I get a good middleweight combo, or go head and cab, or preamp and DI? Or should I just tuck my horns in and wait till a) I'm more proficient; and b) I'm playing in public?
Or is this just a case of beginner's GAS?
Every time I see one of these fellas on the internet:
I go kind of gooey. I believe they are quite nice quality (Matsumoku then Samick?), medium scale, often with issues around the 3 point bridge. But does the weight vary? I've seen people say they weigh 10lbs and I've seen one ad saying under 8lbs? There was one on eBay recently but the guy reckoned it was 10lbs ish.
If anyone has one could they please weigh it? Or if you had one and noted the weight?