Greetings all, It's been YEARS since I bought a new bass rig ..... most of my bass playing over the last 10 years has been friendly jamming at rehearsal spots where they had a bass rig already in the room. At home all my playing / practicing is done through a small Hartke combo rig since I live in an apartment in NYC. As of late I've started playing with multiple bands who have plans to gig steadily .... and now I find myself needing a rig that will be loud enough to be heard and not break up when I turn the volume up. I could really use some advice from this community on buying a new amp rig .... I'll admit, I know jack shizz about the amp technology thats come out over the last 10 years .... As of right now, all I know is I'd like to be able to get some really deep tomes and enough headroom to NEVER have to worry about turning up and then having the speaker break up as a result. I've recently played through Aguilar heads (Tone hammer 500) and Aguilar cabs and Mark Bass heads and cabs too and I really liked them ..... I also like Hartke gear too. My budget is around $1,500 - $2,000 .... I'd be cool with a head and a separate cab OR a combo unit .... I just want to buy something that I wont have to replace in a year or two. Can I get some advice on what you all play through and absolutely LOVE? Thanks!