One of the many things I've saving up for is a full stack of either a Hartke 3500 with a VX410 and VX115, or a Ashdown ABM115 and ABM410T (head yet to be determined). I'm not too sure how I'd be using them when I get them, as that's quite a lot to pack around from place to place, and right now I just have a practice amp that came with a starter pack 5 years ago, still works fine I guess, I mean I haven't tried my bass through anything else, so the tone is fine. The amp (my only one) is an Ibanez SW35, it seems to be okay, but maybe that's just because I haven't experimented with anything else, maybe it sucks. I like a low thumpy big fat tone, on my bass I have the treble and mid turned all the way down and bass all the way up, I think that's just the instrument though. The settings on my amp are as follows: bass +15 (full), mid -3, treble -12, presence +15 (full), then gain and volume I adjust often. So should I keep saving for a big stack or get a new practice amp? Right now I'm jamming periodically with a buddy who has a keyboard and a guitar, and we might be getting a drummer soon. If it ends up as I should get a new amp, I'll probably make a seperate thread for it. Thanks everyone!