Ok, I'm a newcomer around here, & have posted a couple of times,, trying to pick peoples brains for what current trends are,,,solid equipment choices,,, etc... Point is, similar to our 'retired guitar' player, I'm in a situation where I have a decent starting budget, but am somewhat misguided,, confused,, being a whiney little ^%$#%#, how to spend my cash. So, how would YOU spend $1500, on a new bass & amp. Here's the catch, I'm sold on a Lakland Skyline. I just can't decide which is more important, a higher end bass, a higher end amp, or striking a good blend. HELP!