Guys - I understand that this is an eternal question but your help is grealty appreciated. I'm an almost 42 year old returning bassist. I only play live when I have the odd opportunity and play mostly either jamming or on my own (looping and just messing) in my office. Currently I only keep a Peavy practice bass amp and nowt else and I'm more than aware that the amp can't really cope and is pants on open e-strings. Some other background - I want something that I can use at home and when out playing with others. It must be compact. I currently play a Warwick Buzzard and a Westone Thunder Fretless and play whatever style makes me happy at that time. Having said that I don't have the groove Jazz hard wired in my brain In the past I've owned Carlsborough, bigger Peavys and Mashall (stack). Budget wise - I have a wife to keep happy and woulnd't like to spend more than £800 or so. Starting a great debate (I hope) and probably covering old ground (sorry) - what would you recommend.