For those who aren't familiar with the term, Ship-fitters is the condition where you start out with a simple project, and since you have that part of the car apart anyway, you might as well do the next project. Before you know it, rotating the tires turns into a break job, wheel bearing replacement, and replacing the oil seals in the differentials. What should have taken you an hour, takes three weeks, and costs $1000. So, last week, I went into the "Evil Empire" (Guitar Center,) to pick up a $50 used Yamaha bass to use as a Rocksmith controller when I play with my nephews. The Yamaha was in harsh condition, and there's no way I'd pay for that POS. So, I ended up buying brand new Fender Modern Player Dimension bass. I tried it out using a Fender Rumble 25 combo amp and it sounded AMAZING! Once I got the bass home, I tried it out on my Genz Benz Streamliner 600, and my Ampeg B15-N. With a lot of tweaking it sounded great, but that Rumble 25 made it sound awesome! Through my Pignose Hog 30, Tascam BT-10, and my Line 6 Pocket Pod it sounds like crap. I started looking into buying a $99 Fender Rumble V3, but my local GC sold it! so I started thinking that I might be better off with a Fender Rumble 200 amp that I could use with my GB 210 0r 115 cabinets. That way, I wouldn't increase the footprint in my office. I would also be able to use headphones so I can practice without pissing off the wife. Then I saw JimmyM's post about how much range is available in the Ampeg PF500 VS the Fender Rumble 500. (sorry, but I really like Jimmy's avatar!), and I started thinking, that I have a PF-115 cab I don't use, so I might be better off with the Ampeg! So, what should I do? The sensible thing would be to buy the $99 Rumble V3 practice amp and use that when I'm playing that one bass, I would really like to use that fliptop cab, and I can buy a B-stock Ammpeg Portaflex 500 from Zsounds for $250 (with the 2 year warrentee), or I could get the Fender Rumble 500 for $400 and use it with my GB Focus 210 or 115. Most of my playing is for me, in my office/music room, so It's not important to have something I can gig with. The difference in cost isn't an issue, so the only issue is the tone. I know what the cheap amp sounds like, but I don't know what the others are like. What would you do?