My Ashdown is pretty beat up. I have put a few hundred dollars into repairs from irresponsibility and neglect. I like the amp and if I had taken better care of it, I probably would not be looking into something new. Tone wise, I'm seeking versatility. I have a very dynamic Bungle/Zappa-esque project, Muchos Backflips! in which I regularly use a green Russian Big Muff, MXR Bass Octave Deluxe, sometimes a EHX MicroSynth and can get quite loud. I also have a jazz gig that alternates electric (with effects on solos) and upright, as well as country/folk/bluegrass pick up gigs. Basically, I need one rig that can handle it all.
Thanks for your insight!,