Hi All, I'm new to playing bass, but I'm having lots of fun, and learning all kinds of new stuff. My entry to the world of bass was a Dean Edge Fretless with passive EMG-HZ pickups, and a Acoustic B-20 amp. Both of them were used, and I paid more for a set of D'Addario Chrome's than I did for either the Bass or the amp. I'm ready to upgrade, and the tax free weekend is coming up, so I'm hoping to take advantage of the sales, and buy from local people. I have enough of a budget to buy a nice amp, or a nice bass, but not both. I'm looking for recommendations. 1 Should I spend my money on a new Amp, or a new Bass? 2 Maybe a new amp, and upgrade the bass? I only play for my own entertainment and education, and occasionally with others. I would like to get something that's going to last me. I'd rather buy something beyond my abilities that I can grow into. So... What would you do? What's your favorite gear? I'm into rock, folk, funk, reggae, bluegrass. Thanks!