Im finally beginning to exceed the ability of my gear ( an ibanez atk 100 4 string, and a crate bx15.) I was first looking at goin after my amp first, but lately im starting to see the weakness in my bass (buzzyness, volume changes between strings, passive electronics and only one humbucker). She still makes a great backup, but its time to move on. Anyway, im more or less sold on a Harke 410 TP cab and 2000-3500 head. I was gonna go ampeg, but when i played hartke, i fell in love. Now the axe ive been scoping out is an Ibanez srx 500 (in blue of course). I was wondering what peoples experiences are on these ( i checked the reviews, not much there). I play Thrice (what does eddie play anyway?), Senses fail, Foo Fighters, Yellowcard, Halifax, Anberlin and even some RHCP (but easy(er) stuff like soul to squeeze). I seem to like it, but havent gotten a chance to really rock out in the store, it seems to piss people off. And why does ibanez get such a bad rep anyway?