Hey! I've been building a small home studio lately, but now I find myself needing yet another piece of equipment. (Oddly enough, that seems to happen every 36 hours or so...) I really don't like recording directly into the audio interface and I like hauling the big vintage SVT rig back and forth every two days even less, so I'm now looking around for a modestly priced practice size combo. The idea is to put a mic in front of it and then blend the mic sound with the direct inject sound. The music to be played with the amp is sort of jazz/hiphop/funk/reggae with a plenty of slap bass, so I'm looking for fat and punchy tone, definately not anything hifi. I've been spending waaayyy too much money on this project already so the budget for the amp is really low, around 200-250 $ (but the prices aren't always comparable, as I live here in euroland..) I realize that isn't going to get me anything spectacular, but it is what it is. Also, I really don't have the chance to go out and try a lot of stuff, that's why I'm asking for your help. So the main thing I'm willing to pay for is a fat and punchy tone. A line out in the amp would be a big bonus, but it can naturally be taken care of with a dual DI box. Also, some compressor/ limiter would be nice to have before the software compression. The main things I wouldn't like to pay for (I wouldn't mind them, but the budget is tight) are tweeters and headroom. I don't need any of that hifi modern slap stuff, I'm into the fat midrangey vintage slap tone. Also headroom is something I just don't need for this project. The funny thing is, I actually know that I should buy a fender bassman 25, but in this part of the globe they can't be found used, and the new ones some shops still have left cost almost 500$ and thus go abowe my budget. And buying from the US ebay would end up really expensive too due to the insane import taxes and fees we have around here. Even though I haven't been able to try any of these out, the main contenders are: - Hartke A35. It would have all the options I need and a really good looking price tag, but the whole aluminium speaker thing is something I'm not really sure I would appreciate. - Gallien & Krueger backline 110 combo. It would probably be pretty much what I need, but it's a bit expensive and it has plenty of watts I don't really need. - Acoustic b 20. It's something I would probably take after the fender even though it doesn't have a line out, but unfortunaly it seems like they're yet to land on the Scandinavian soil. So, does anyone have any experience with the entry level eden nemesis combos? They look very interesting. Or how about peaveys in this pricerange? Any other models/manufacturers you could suggest? Rolands are also sort of interesting, but the whole digital/modeling thing is something I'm very sceptical about, as I used to have a basspod xt and pretty much hated it as it always sounded digital. I don't have the chance to try any of this stuff out, so I would be relying on the experts of TB on this one Thank you in advance for all the help.