let's see, i have a Fender MIM P-bass and a polytone guitar amp. Its 135W. I've been in the market for a 5-string bass, but I also need an amp. I can't really play with a band because either the amp isn't loud enough or when i turn it up all the way it sounds like crap and it all muddy and distorted because it's really a guitar amp. What should i do? Get the bass ($500) or get an amp? I feel kind of trapped at this point. All the amps I would consider getting are way too expensive. If you say amp, what kind, how many watts?