I just picked up a new bass yesterday - a Brice Prestige Z Neck Thru 6-String , and I need recommendations on a new amp for practice. I don't know what my budget is yet, except that it's definitely no more than $500 or so (but I really would rather not spend that much if I don't have to). I do want to buy new, so that I can get some kind of a warranty and all that good stuff. As far as sound, I need versatility. I want to play a variety of styles: jazz fusiuon, gospel, R&B, as well as classical and solo work a la Manring, Wooten, Patitucci, etc. For what it's worth though, I would like a nice warm, deep tone with good clarity. I don't know whether a cabinet+head or a combo would be better - I'm new to all this. Mostly the amp is for practice, but as I get better I will want to jam so I need something that can handle that. But the most important thing to me is good sound because when I'm practicing, I need to be able to hear it as if I were performing at Carnegie Hall (as much as reasonably possible, anyway). And as mentioned before, price is a factor, but I'm not above spending for quality. If I HAD to pick a number, I'd say $250 sounds like a nice round number, but once again I can go higher or definitely lower depending on what can be had at what price. Any suggestions?