Hi, I just started playing bass. I've been using an awful used Squier BP-15 combo amp with the accompanying Squier P bass. However, I've begun to get serious about playing so I decided it was time to put my own money into it and get some real equipment. I just bought an Ibanez GSR200, loved how it felt and how it sounded in the store. Unfortunately on my rapidly falling apart used amp, it sounds atrocious. So I need to get a new amp, but I'm completely lost as to what to look for in amps, how much I should expect to pay, and what impact my bass type has on what I should be looking for. I could really use some advise. I'm willing to put down a decent amount of cash for a solid amp, but I have to keep in mind that I'm still a beginner and probably won't be doing any gigs in the near future. However, if I'm going to spend a lot, I figure I should probably try to get something that will last me for a long time or something I can upgrade? Any help or advise would be appreciate. I'm basically just trying to start to orientate myself. Thanks guys.