Alright. I played my bass through my guitar-playing bass teacher's Vox Valvetronix and it sounded so awesome, like..it sold me on tubes. It's just so warm. My bass, being a Hofner CT 500/1, just sounds great through the various tube amps I've played. The thing is, I don't have a ton of money to spend, nor do I want to spend thousands of dollars on an amp. A head is fine, and something that runs an 8 ohm load is preferable, seeing as my current amp has an 8 ohm speaker. My budget is around $450 and less. I'd like something that's new in that range, although there isn't much seeing as money comes and goes. Also, I want something that can hold up to a band.. Is that possible?