I like the solid state Ampeg sound I currently have with the B2RE, and I'm not too crazy about the Hartke tone from my 250 watt HA2500. I have a 1x15 ampeg cabinet that can tag along, if I find a good 4x10 cabinet. I play out 3 to 5 times per week, 4 hours per night. I need something tough that will last. Sound - We play classic rock thru new stuff. Bass - I play a Musicman Stingray with super slinky strings. Local guys recommend a GK or Ampeg. Or hartke 100 watt 8x10. A little big I think. I have to carry this into clubs on my own Tomorrow I will be hitting two music stores in my town, and coming home with something new. Please advise what brands and models I should look for. I have $1500 to spend for the head (preferably 400 watts or more) and a 4x10 cabinet. I regret settling for the 1x15 ampeg and B2re last time - i don't want to buy something too weak/small, or something unreliable, but I'm a little shy of the 8x10 path as well. Thanks a ton!