This has probably been covered many times over, but I am sick and don't get along well with Mr. Search Button... Anyways, I am in desperate need of an amp as all I have now is a sketchy speaker and general/guitar amp set-up. An example of how crappy it is: I twist the tone knob on my Jazz in either direction to the max, no difference in sound is heard. I have to keep the dang thing on max volume (and on my bass as well) if I want to hear ANYTHING come from it. So, after after doing a bit of research, I have decided to go for either a head or combo. The three main companies that I have been looking into are Ampeg, GK, and Crate. But due to my lack of an attention span, I have had a hard time finding prices and reviews/opinions on these companies. So I figured I would come here for help. Basically, I want a good, cheap, and reliable amp that has some adjustability. My price range is pretty much $400 and lower... This might limit things a lot. Thanks for reading thru all of this. ANY and ALL suggestions welcome!