I need to get a new amp and am having much trouble trying to decide what to go for. Primarily a guitar player I've landed myself a place as a bass player in a band which is cool cos I've been playing bass for aslong as I've been on guitar but never owned a serious bass amp. I've already opened a thread a few weeks ago as I was debating whether to go for an Ashdown MAG 300H or 600H but I've since been considering the Ampeg 2B-RE and now I'm checking out the Hartke range. I'm just getting confused cos I just read a thread saying how the old Harke 3500 (blackface) was louder than the Ampeg 2B-RE. My budgit is £800 - £1000 but I don't want to buy an Ampeg 2B-RE if theres better out there for cheaper. I want to avoid lugging two cabs around so need to get a head that will allow me plenty of head room on a 410 cab. Also need a good funk sound. Because this is probably the only bass rig I'll ever buy I want to make the right choice and not regret it. What other amps should I be checking out?