I am a guitar player of 20 years and I have a bass ariving next week from MF. I am learning to play so I can write and record bass lines for my songs. Can someone recommend a good first bass amp that will not need to be replaced? I would like it to sound good at low volumes for practicing, yet allow me enough volume to practice with a band or use as a stage moitor. Figure I will probably go direct if I ever play out as bass. Also should have good direct pre amp out for recording. I was looking at the Peavy TNT amps, and they look solid. I have a Peavey XXX amp and heard that some people use them as bass amps. Could I use that for practicing bass and then get a modeller or just run through mic pres, EQ, and tube compressors to get a good recorded sound? I've got recording gear and my primary concern is the good recorded tone, but will need something to sound good while practicing too.