My parents agreed for my high school graduation to allow me to buy a bass, amp (or any combo thereof) up to $2000. My dilemma is that I don't know what to get Typically, Ive gone to passive basses with a warm sound, and I'm not all that much of a gear head, but Ampeg seems to be the standard choice for amplification. (Ive been playing about 5 years and have really only owned a Jazz bass and a Carvin amp, but Ive tried out many things) Ive been bouncing around the idea of a Stingray, a used Rick 4001, DA Plexi, American Jazz..things like that in terms of basses. And makers such as Ampeg, Ashdown, Marshall..things that give off a bottom end. Could I get some ideas?