Hello, I am Gilby an I am new to this forum. I have played guitar for nearly 18 years and want to start playing bass like a bassist, not a guitarist playing bass. Anyway, i have settled on playing a Squier P-bass for now, but I need help choosing an amp. I play mostly classic rock, but I also enjoy playing funk and jazz. My main bass influences are David Brown from Santana, Doug Rauch (also Santana), Roger Waters (...really Dave Gilmour), Bootsy Collins, Larry Graham and Guy Pratt. Since I will be following the same Hi-Fi approach to the bass as I do for guitar (I like to use effects), I need an extremely clean, linear, clear (read sterile) sound. Basically, the amp I choose would be solely to amplify the instrument, not create my sound as my sound will be from my fingers and effects. The amp would be solid state and must not supass the 500 dollar mark. What amps do you recommend? Thanks for all input.