I have roughly $700 to spend..maybe $800. I need a new bass and a loud amp that I would be able to use to jam with a drummer and possibly for small gigs. I like playing all styles and love playing funk. Any suggestions...?
i'd look at the Acoustic B-200 and a standard P or J bass. or even a VM squire jazz

all solid stuff.
I play bass!
What do have as far as as bass goes now. You might want to consider going for a cool 700-800 dollar rig.