I have finally decided to 'upgrade' from my Laney 120B combo amp and am now looking at a head and cabinet solution. I can spend around £500. Each time I find something on e-Bay or on offer from an online store I run a quick check on TalkBass and find 20 posts explaining why that amp is terrible and should only be used as a door stop or paper weight. So instead I am coming to you guys first for what the best heads are under or around the £500/$500 dollar mark. Here's my criteria: 1) Although I am looking for between 250w to 500w of power there is no real science behind that. My band have a great PA and I will be running a line into that anway. 2) We play mainly Motown and Soul and outside of that band I tend to play jazz or mellower stuff. So although I want to be able to get a nice warm sound I don't need any kind of overdrive or metal bite. 3) I play a Fender AmStd Jazz as my main bass and have a Yamaha BB424 (P/J) as my back up - both passive. 4) I also have a Boss multi effects pedal unit so have no great need for extra effects, a tuner, etc. in the amp. 5) I really enjoy things that are well designed and well made. 6) I am a bit of a brand snob so the idea of 'Ampeg' is much more appealing than 'TC Electronics' but that is just me being difficult! 7) I am probably going to go for just one high quality cab rather than two cheaper ones initially and would be tempted to go for a 15" - don't know if that might affect your suggestions? What do you guys think? PS: I am happy to buy second hand if you think of something that would be over £500 new but may be under that mark used.