So... I have a tour beginning in a few days, and right as I was starting rehearsals, the Markbass Ninja I'd been using daily for the past two years decided to kick the bucket in a blaze of acrid-smelling... er, silence. Dead silence. Not having time to shop around, I dragged my Bassman 800 rig out of studio retirement to get me through this upcoming engagement. I think it sounds fantastic, but my tone comes from my pedalboard, and I was simply using the Markbass for stage volume and the glorious, life-changing, can't-live-without-it VLE control, sending a polished signal to my ears and FOH. Tonally, the Bassman kinda smokes the Markbass in terms of dialing a sound up at the amp, but as I've explained, that's not what I'm doing, and at the moment, I sure miss some sort of dead simple LPF; I now can't get rid of the fizz from my distortions without affecting the upper mids somewhat. The Bassman is also irritating to transport, requiring a heavy vintage-style road case for a tour. It sure looks great, though! Except this artist puts LED screens in front of the backline, so that doesn't matter. All that to ask, what are my options for loud and dead simple but with that LPF type of control I am now obsessed with having? The Quilter Bass Block 800 looks extremely appealing but I read one user's post on here claiming the high contour knob had the effect I'm looking to avoid of cutting too broadly down into the 6k or lower range. Maybe some others of you can either confirm or deny... or recommend me one or twenty two or eighty seven different amps to check out. Perhaps I just need a power amp and a cab simulator/LPF in a pedal. I used to use a Markbass Super Booster (with tone controls) but it fried itself earlier this year, in the midst of a show. Needless to say, I'm a bit over the brand at this point. Just fishing for some opinions on my best options.