I am a firm believer that you dont have to have high end amps, and basses to get great tone. I have several basses that are by no means high end. Each of my Basses cost me no more than 500 bucks, a Fender Rumble 100 watt amp and an overdrive peadl and wah pedal. i dont think as a bass player you need a lot of effects. Anyway i love my tone. And I have been complimented on it , too. So anyone else share my philosophy?