Alright, you've have to withstand a barrage of "how should I spend my money" threads from me as of late. I've narrowed it down to TWO and only two options. My sound right now isn't what I want. When I bought my Dean bass, I was all about slapping/popping/fingerstyle funk. That was it. The times they are a becoming quite different. I'm going through a tonal reversal, which is to say, while most bassist seem to be going forward tonally, I want to head back to the 70s! I've become disgusted with the clean/polished bass sounds of the likes of Victor Wooten. I understand the reason for that tone is clarity, so you can make out each flurry of notes. Now, my arguement was improving my amp... A 220 Watt Crate Head and a Crate cab with 4x10. BuUuuut I simplified and cheapified and narrowed it down to the Sansamp Bass Driver. BuUUUuuuUUt on Ebay, I can own one of my favorite sounding basses ever, The Peavey T-40! I think of it as a cheap Ric knockoff, but I love this bass. I owned a broken one, I'd like to buy one that works with both Pickups! It's built like a tank, it sounds like a tank, it's heavy as a tank. NOTE: I do have a decent distortion setup, so I don't need the Sansamp for distortion/overdrive. More for the tone it provides. Just something to factor in. Sort of a twist on the age old "Bass vs. Amp." Sort of.