Hi! im a guitarrist for about 10 years, and now im migrating to bass for the last 8 months, and now i want to buy my first proper bass amp. im in between the Hartke HA3500+AK115 and the Ampeg PF500+PF115HE. i checked all the other amps (GB, GK, Orange, etc), but only these two caugh me. im looking for a simple amp, great tone, reliable and that cut in a hard rock band (something like led zeppelin mixed with muse). no need for much versality, as i found that the best tones are from simplest things. i researched a lot, saw a lot of videos, and reviews, and cant decide, and where i live, the stores dont have these models, only Kustom and Mesa Boogie. i know that the ampeg is more vintage and has its own color, and hartke is hifi. but i wanna know, which of the will suit me better, including my gear. i currently own: Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass (stock), EBS Billy Sheehan Drive, MXR Bass Compressor, EHX Bass Big Muff Pi Deluxe, and a cheap amp with 15' speaker. The tone of the amp, on its own, its very lame, but when i use with the EBS BS Drive plus the MXR Bass Compressor in the loop of the clean signal, i can get a good tone. I use these pedals on, pretty much all the time, and get my variatons only in the EBS BS Drive, or changing to the Big Muff Deluxe. The bass sound is always with a little dirty. My biggest influences in tone are: Billy Sheehan (in Winery Dogs), Geddy Lee, Chris Wolstenholme, Tim Commerford and Paul McCartney. Im trying to get a warm tone, that is a balance between vintage and modern. So, which of these two amps should i get? my concers is that i dont know if ampeg will be undefinied or wont cut a hard rock band, or that the hartke will be much sterile for my tastes. I will use it mainly for live use and rehearsal. i record direct in the interface, using a DI, and sending one signal unaffected and another with the pedals, and in the daw i put the amplitube in the two tracks, changing the models according to the song. Thanks in advance!