Hi, basically I've been playing for about two years now, so I'm pretty serious about playing bass. As a result, this summer I bought a Mex. Deluxe Jazz Bass through eBay, which I'm happy with, but its really alerted me to the fact that I need to get a new amp. At the moment I have a Force 35W, and I'm thinking about what amp to get. I'm not very technically minded, but I'm guessing I'll want a combo. Basically, I need it for band practices (Ie in Garage, med. sized rooms etc) but also for small-med gigs. It needs to be RELATIVELY compact, because I carry it around, and don't want to break my back. I'd like the sound to be fat but punchy, Ie not twangy and sharp, but not just a fuzzy thump either. Since everyone raves about Ampegs, I'm considering getting one. From what my needs are, I'm thinking a B-328. What do you think? What other Ampegs or amps should I consider? It can't be outrageously expensive, becuase I'm still at school, but I'm prepared to pay a descent amount to get a good amp. On a side note, how much change in the sound of my bass can I expect, moving up to this new amp? I like it at the moment, but it doesn't sound quite as strong as I would like. Any ideas???