Hi there, I've been a guitar player for about 8 years and kinda pride myself about knowing an amount to do with the quality of different brands of guitar gear and how some stuff works. I'm hoping that doesn't sound completely pretentious and cocky. I've recently been offered the position of a bassist for a friends band, a kind djent stuff with a prog mix(slang for 'we like technical metal but we suck'), and have had the opportunity to start playing a MusicMan sterling5 and at the moment the only amp available to practice and play with is a fender rumble. My point is, I know absolutely nothing about anything to do with bass amps and/or gear, but just enough to know that a rumble definitely does not provide anything near the sound i'm looking for and want to know, with a budget of around $1400 what quality gear would be perfect for the metal bassist who wants to be noticed? Cheers, Connnor.