I'm considering the genzler and a bunch of the other usual suspects (especially the aguilar th350). I'm wondering if the genzler can add any kind of color because I like that the aguilar (I had one) adds a nice tone. I also liked the tone of the vt pedal, but it caused problems for foh, so not too much color. I want something less than 400, but would also like 500w, so I was considering the BQ500, but it says 500 max watts, so I'm not sure it's really any more powerful than a good 350w, and some think it's sterile. I've heard the tc combos and didn't like them. With all the options and limited funds I'm having the same analysis paralysis everyone does! Oh, and markbass. I consider the markbass amps somewhat colored, but am not super fond of the color.