I'm new here, but I'm planning on buying my first "real" amp, so to speak. Since I started taking up bass four years ago, I just played by myself in my room, whether it be practicing songs or theory stuff. I want to be able to jam with a few of my friends, but I don't really know anything about amps. I need some advise. The only thing I know is that people told me to try and avoid combo amps. My budget is $800-$1000, and I usually play hard rock and metal music. Also, how are Fender and peavey bass amps? Thanks all.