I am in bad need of a new amp , however I have limited funds. I am currently playing thru a Crate BX100 and am lost when ever we play unless I am miked thru the PA. I have been looking at the Carvin R600 Cyclops combo and reading the reviews here on TB. At $900 it is already out of my price range and if some of the reliability and tone issues are true may not be worth it. I am also considering a Fender bassman 200 and have played thru one in a local shop. Will it give me the power and improved tone I seek? And will it be a good match with my axe? (American Jazz) Thanks for any feedback. Swizzle.