Ahoy! I'm currently ampless and looking to get something that'll last me a while. I'm not in a band at the moment, but who knows what the future holds. Anyway, I'm thinking about an acoustic b200 (or b100) combo, but I'm a little wary since they don't have much of a track record yet as far as long term reliability goes. But I've come across an older Fender bassman 100 with the 15 inch at a local vintage guitar store for $250, and it'd be nice to support local business. However, it's obviously out of warranty. Seems to work fine though. So I'm between those two, not to mention some other options that might pop up. I have tried many ampeg ba-115's and they all seem to have an annoying hiss that I don't like at all.