I would look for a good used amp - CraigsList here in Nashville is loaded with stuff for sale. I'd go with a Gallien-Krueger combo. The backline stuff is pretty dern good for the money. SWR Workingman combos are pretty reasonably price used also.
The new GK 112 combos are around $340 new at GC - 200 watts but no speaker outputs (could easily be added though).
Alembic Rogue 4 (fretted), Alembic Elan (fretless), 1975 Rickenbacker 4001, MIM Fender Jazz Fretless - I like nice basses :o)
Last edited by TNcaveman : 04-18-2012 at 09:20 PM.