Just getting back into playing bass. The GF of 8 years purchased a Fender (american) P-bass for me (gotta love a woman who buys you that kind of hardware). Talked with Dave at Avatar a few days ago and he sold me on a GB112.(should be at the front door today or Monday). Right now I'm in between buying either a Hartke 3500 or Ampeg B-2R (Lack of sufficent funds prevent me getting an EBS). I'm looking for a nice full range of "studio type" tone. Which one of these heads will deliver what I'm looking for? I used to own a Ric 4001, played through an Ampeg V-6B head,Ampeg 8x10, Acoustic 301, and a Peavey 4x12 (Yes, all at the same time). So, I gotta clue...but many things have changed since 1990! We didn't have much (any?) drop D tuning back then! I love the looks/ sounds of of the 5 and 6 string basses Next purchase will be an Ibanez 5 string! Any comments welcomed on best amplification choice is welcomed.. Thanks, Joe B. I'm back!!!