I'm stumped and need a bass head very soon and of course as cheap as possible. I play metal (All Shall Perish-ish+Pantera-like) and fingerstyle with nails. My cabs are Hartke XL's aluminum cone: a 4x10+ a 1x15 (whose speaker is currently replaced with a cheap paper cone). Here's what I'm torn between:
-Hartke LH1000 or HA5500 (in case I get some HyDrive cabs to match in the future, which I'm a fan of)
-Carvin BX1500 (I'm curious about their 18" cabs to match in the future)
-Gallien-Krueger (anything of, cause a couple of friends have recommended)
some all tubes tempting me:
-Peavey Tour VB
Concerning the Bugera options, I know a lot of people bash, but I'd like to hear from anyone whose actually heard/used them extensively, cause I haven't.
Any and all advice is welcome. Thanks!