I got a bass on Christmas and I need an amp. I've been using my dad's guitar amp with the bass and volume turned down but I'd like go get myself a decent amp and not worry about damaging the speaker. I have $100 cash, can sell my guitar amp for maybe another $100, and can probably get between $50 and $100 from my parents if necessary, so my price range is $200-$300. The amps I've been looking at are the Bassman 60 ($200) and 100 ($250) on Musicians Friend. I know 100 watts is pretty big for someone who's just starting out, but because its only $50 more than the 60 watt version I don't mind getting the extra cash for something thats going to last longer and has some extra features. My biggest concern with the 60 is I've seen some reviews saying that the grill and cabinet buzz a lot and that it easily distorts, I haven't had a chance to try one out myself yet. Theres a Bassman 100 at a music store near my house and it seemed fine, but I'd like to hear more from people who own it. Finally, if anyone has any other suggestions for something between 50 and 100 watts in my price range I'd like to hear them.