I am preparing to take the plunge into amplification. I have settled on the Bass Max pickup but am uncertain with regards to an amp. I am in the process of selling my acoustic bass guitar and little peavy microbass amp which I expect to net somewhere in the neighborhood of $5-600. Whatever this sale brings will comprise my new amp budget. What are some recommendations in this price range? I have read dozens of threads and researched numerous sites on the web but need some personal input.