Alrighty, this is my first TalkBass.com post! I've been doing a ton of research lately on a new amp. My old crate 1x15 combo has been acting up lately, so I'm on the market for a new setup (preferrably not a combo). I play with various 'rock' bands in my area, and a jazz band at school, so I need an amp that can really crank some sound out, but also sound good for jazzy stuff and jam sessions. After doing lots of cab research, the ampeg 610 hlf looks like the right cab for me. I've tried many a 4x10 and am just not confident in them being loud enough without really pushing the cab's limits. So I've pretty much got my heart set on that cab. So with that cab, what head/pre-power setup would you recommend? I'd need a pretty damn good amount of watts, and a decent sound. My budget is ~ 550-600 bucks max for the head/pre-power setup. Thanks for the help, -Chunkers P.S. Schroeder cabs are kind of out of the question because ordering online is not an option for me. I pretty much have to stick with AMPEG or SWR. My total budget is ~$1500, I can do a little more, but preferrably not.