Hi everyone, I'm almost ready (financially, that is) to buy a new combo amp. It's purpose will be for gigging in small to medium size clubs plus practicing at home. I also gotta cart it back and forth on the subway so portability is somewhat of a consideration. I mostly play classic rock with a 5 piece band (guitar, keyboards, drums, vocals and of course BASS!) My usual basses are a KSD 5 string, CIJ Fender Jazz 70's reissue and and most recently, a Fender Classic Series Precision Bass (MIM) I have always lusted for an Ampeg but have never owned one. I love their classic sound and if I had my way, I'd have an SVT 8-10 stack but realistically, financially and practically, it's not going to happen any time soon. I was considering either their 210 combo or their 115 combo amp but recently, especially on talkbass, I hear and read a lot of bad things about Ampeg. Many people say the company is in trouble and their quality has dived big time since they started manufacturing in China. I don't really know much else about it but I'd like to ask some questions: 1) Is it still "safe" to buy any Ampeg product? 2) If so, does anyone think the combo amps I mentioned above are "good" for what I plan to use it for or are there other models by Ampeg that would be better? 3) If Ampeg is a foolish purchase these days, what are good alternatives? I realize that everyone's opinion is subjective yet I'm out to hear just that; opinions. Maybe some of you don't like the "Ampeg sound" but that's what I prefer so again, if not Ampeg, what else catches that vibe? Thanks in advance for your responses!