my bands been telling me that i need a new amp (ive really been gasing for a some new basses, but i think this is more essential). weve just started recording on my guitarists laptop with a crappy mic and it sounds pretty horrible. im sure most of it is due to my horrible technique, but my amp clips pretty badly and doesnt sound great on the recording. im using a crate bx100 combo amp. im not really interested in combo amps anymore, i think its time to step up to a half stack or full stack, but probably a half stack. i dont really know much about SS vs. tube, but one of my guitarists has a tube amp and it sounds WAY better than my other guitarists SS amp. but it also has the warm up time before you can play, which isnt a big deal, but its a downside. im not looking for any effects in the amp, and i dont really need natural distortion. does anyone have any advice on brands and sizes of amps and cabs or packages that have the most bang for the $ and best all around sound. i dont want something super trebly or super boomy, but rather something that can do both well, as i switch tones alot. i keep the EQ on my crate like a frown, gradual increase from lows to mids, then gradual decrease from mids to highs. i play a johnson p bass, and a rockbass corvette 4. if anyone has any advice or could point me in the right direction, it would be greatly appreciated.