Okay, seeing as my Ampeg BA115 is going back into the shop for the second time and this is my second ba115 since the first one died 2 minutes into plugging it in, I am looking for a new combo. I am upgrading but I am not sure if I want to stay with Ampeg since I have had nothing but trouble with mine. I do love the tone so would a BA115hpt do the trick? I am also going to try the Fender bassman 250/115 and 210 combos as well. I am leaning towards Fender because it made in the USA. It does seem that Ampeg has had some QC issues since moving over seas. What are your thoughts on these or other amps sticking to the $550 range? Any input would be helpful. Thank you.