Well my band had gotten pretty serious this year and we are planning on recording a cd this summer and playing a lot of gigs. Right now im playing on a tiny 35 or 50w Hartke practice amp, so I am going to buy something a lot bigger in a couple weeks. I have been reading the forums here and at mxtabs for months trying to research what I want and Id like some input if anyone has the time. The type of music we play is some kind of a cross between Dave Matthews and Led Zeppelin, so Im not playing any hard metal rock. I play a Fender Deluxe Active Jazz 5-string, so I need to be able to get the low B to register. So I hope that that clears up a few questions on the tone Im looking for. Im also trying to spend under $1500, the less the better, Im a poor college kid. What Im looking at right now is an Ampeg SVT 3 with a 4x10 Avatar cab, the Ampeg B2-R half stack combo, and the SWR 4004 combos. Any input would be great, or any suggestions of things I havent mentioned. Thanks a lot.