Good News: I found the perfect amp Bad News: It's not an amp Situation: I get the perfect sound when I play my 5-string through a PC with a free software and headphones . Here's the setup: Cantible 2.0 (a VST plug-in player) Helian 1st Bass (a free VST plug-in) KJ Compressor (another free VST plug-in) AKG K240 headphones Here's a picture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bungirl2001/7182070861/in/photostream/lightbox The sound is fat and very clean. How do I find a real amp (head/cab) that sounds like this but (obviously) much louder? I've tried lots of heads and cabs but none come close. I guess I'm looking for a very clean studio monitor-type sound loud enough for a small band situation. Any suggestions?