So I've recently come across a sum of money (about $1k) and I've decided that since I've been playing with the same equipment for a few years that I would invest in some new gear. I'm going to try and get both a bass and an amp. *** I have no intention on leaving GC with anything on Saturday, I'm only going to try things out*** I've got an Ibanez GSR 200 right now, and a Peavey ~30 watt practice amp so this is going to be a pretty good upgrade if budgeted properly. So I've decided to test out new amps with an Ibanez just like mine to get a good benchmark and then try all the basses I want to try on the same amp. Does this seem like a solid plan, or is there a better way? And can anyone recommenced a decent set-up for the money in the price range between $500-600? It needs to be loud enough to hold up at practice and small gigs with a heavy handed drummer. I've played everything from country and blues to hard rock, but I'm not looking for a tone specific to a genre, I'm looking more for my tone. Also I have no knowledge on amps/cabs, so I'm reading over that in the faq, but if someone can shed some light on some of that, it would be greatly appreciated.