Hi guys - I'm starting this thread for our favourite newby on talkbass, Nickthebassist. Nick's got GAS and he's got it bad, but he has Bass GAS! Which, we know is just wrong... Amps are where its at - RIGHT?! Nick currently plays through a lonely Fender Frontman 60b, which isnt loud enough for him, and it doesnt have enough toneshaping within the preamp. He has a Warwick Thumb 4, and a couple of cheaper 4's and a single cheap 5. Spectors and Fenders. Nick's all-time bass hero is Bassist Kroeger of Nickelback fame. Remember when you're suggesting things that me and Nick live in the good ole U dot of K and dont have too much access to any of yo' fancy shizzle. Nick's gonna be spending around £500 or $900USD, and he's going to be buying new, as our "used" market here is totally crapola. PLEASE DONT TELL HIM TO BUY USED < it just aint gonna happen. So, were going for something - £500 or $900 - more than 150 watts - active and passive imputs - good with 4's and 5's - a half decent preamp. In my humble opinion, Nick should be spending his birthday money on this: http://www.soundslive.co.uk/moreinfo.asp?ID=1937 So come on guys, help a kid out, pick Nickthebassist the new amp he so desparately needs.