I play guitar but am looking to grab a decent bass setup for recording and possibly gigging. I've got an idea of how I think I should go, but thought I'd check with some bass experts. my plan is to look at and play some used MIA Peavey basses, Squire Classic Vibes, and Ibanez basses and try to find something in the 2-300 range. are these good options? is there something better or just as good and cheaper? i'd rather not have to do a ton of pickup switching and modding. then I was thinking I'd go with a Tech 21 SansAmp. I've had the Blonde for guitar and liked it pretty well and have played with a bass player who used one direct into the PA with a small amp for his own monitoring and it sounded pretty good. I also thought this would be a good thing to have for recording bass. My worry, though, is that if I try to use this rig to pick up a bass gig here and there and there's not a good PA setup, I wouldn't really be able to swing it. I wonder if there's a budget amp that could hold its own on a gig if need be and/or serve as monitor w/the SansAmp. any ideas here?