Basic scenario,I'm getting a new amp this winter. I don't want to spend more than say $600, after shipping (if possible). Used is, of course, and option, and most likely I will buy used, unless something is cheap new... Basically here's what i want. Head: Something that will give me about 300 watts. If possible i would like something that sounds smooth, and vintage like. I like the mids to shine through so i want something that can give me mids but of course i dont want it to have a weak low end either. Something that will have a nice funk tone. Something with crisp definition for slapping. Cabinet: Im thinking a 2 x 12 or a 4 x10, which would be better for the sound i want?^ It will be a standalone cab, so im thinking maybe 2 x 12's, although 4 x 10's are more common, but how do they sound by themselves? I basically want it to be able to handle whatever my head throws at it, dont need anything tremendous, just something that will sound good. Any ideas? I would greatly appreciate any help in choosing a good head/cab setup. EDIT: i hear Ashdowns are decent http://www.zzounds.com/item--ASDMAG300H Hows that for a head? What do they sound like?