Hey guys, it's been a while since I've been here. Been out exploring music with various instruments but ultimately, bass is the one for me which I'm quite happy about because I love this community. That said though, I still at this point don't know much about amps. My budget is around $500 - $700. I know I want a head and cab kind of deal. The genre I'll mostly be focusing on is alternative rock but I'm going to be playing in a metal band that plays in Drop C so I'd like that capability as well. My biggest issue is that I don't know which amps I can trust. I'm terrified of dropping that much money, which is a ton for me, on something that will sound like crap. I'm not an extreme audiophile though, I'm just hoping to find something that can be trusted, reliable, and has a good sound too it. Any suggestions?