After playing guitar for a long time, I finally decided to get a bass (big thanks to everyone on here for the help with that). Now, I'm looking for a good amp to go with it, that won't leave me feeling as though I need to upgrade it in a year or two. After doing some research, I've really narrowed it down to to choices (but am open to other suggestions): Gallien-Krueger MB212-II $840 ($714 after 15% off from Musician's Friend) Fender Rumble 500 $600 ($510 from Musician's Friend. $452, after tax, from a local shop for a floor model). I tried a couple of the Rumbles in a local shop, and thought they sounded pretty good, but I don't have a lot to compare them to. That shop only had Rumbles. I play mostly classic rock, 80s rock, and classic metal, with some 90s stuff thrown in as well. This will mainly be used at Madison Square Living Room level, but occasionally to jam with some other people, at small parties, etc. I only have a four string now, but I'll probably end up adding a five string down the road. When I think of "bass amp", Gallien-Krueger is really the first name to come to mind, probably from all the guys I saw using them, growing up in the 80s. I know that's not a good way to judge an amp, but the nostalgia factor is definitely there. I'm not sure I'm going to be able to find the Gallien-Krueger MB212-II within a few hours of where I live, so if I go that route I'd be buying it without getting to test it. I know that both models get a lot of love on this forum, but was wondering for anyone who owns both or has A/B'd both, how do they stack up to one another? Is a new MB212 worth $262 more than a floor model Rumble or $204 more than a new Rumble? I'm also going on the assumption I can get the 15% off of the GK, which I've been having less success with recently, dealing with Musician's Friend. I know there are other, older threads on this issue, but wanted to see if there were any new opinions out there. Thanks everyone.