First, let me state that I build basses. I sold my one-and-only amp with the intent of using the $$$ to get a new one (either a Kustom 1200HD or GK 1001RB-II). But now that I think about it, I'm not in a band or anything, so I really don't need an amp. If something ever came up where I needed one ASAP, I've got a 500w Kenwood stereo reciever that I works as an amp just fine. I've also thought about using the amp money to buy materials for my next bass. The thing is, I found a pretty good deal on a used 1001 that I don't want to pass up, and if I ever joined or started a band, I'd have one nice amp... Oh yeah, I'm also saving for a car. Some bozo ran a stoplight and nailed me right in the side, totalling my car. So it's wood, amp, or car.