Pardon the 1,000th post asking the same question, but I've heard Warwicks need amps without a lot of color, so the "Warwick sound" comes through. I wasn't sure if the suggestions I found through my search were useful. I'm looking for 2 things: 200(maybe more) watt combo for practice and rehearsals... jazz, r&b, funk, reggae, and hip-hop. Band has a drummer, gutarist, and keyboard player. If it's enough power, I'll use it to record in the home studio, either direct(preferably) or with a mic (Sure 57). Secondly, I need an amp modulator for recording purposes. I've hear good and bad things about the PodXT, but nothing about the competition. I'd prefer to meet this need with an amp, but I'm discouraged by my guitar experiences. My guitar amp has a direct out for recording purposes, but the tone is nothing like what I hear through the speakers. Not bad, just different. Is this likely the case with bass amps/combos? Anyone have any good experiences going direct to the mixer from an amp line out? If anyone is wondering, my home recording environment is not conducive to recording amps via microphone.