Ok so the amps I like are: SWR la 8 SWR la 12 Hartke b30 Hartke b60 I'd like something compact, clear sounding, durable, and I won't out grow quickly. So far the swr la 8 is my favorite. possibly the peavy microbass (I haven't tried it yet). Some background on my amp needs. I don't play in a band - though I continually day dream that Led Zepplin will reunit and call me up to tour with them. I haven't been playing all that long but would like to jam along with my guitar playing friends and some boogie woogie piano my wife jams out. I have a yamaha bb404 and a carlo robelli accoustic bass, both of which I really like.