#1
i have about 700 dollars to spend on a bass and a bass amp and can't decide on what to get. I'm an intermediate bassist because i have been playing guitar for a long time and sometimes jam out on my crappy broken rogue bass. I play classic rock, christian rock, and some jazz. I've been leaning towards a fender jazz bass with a fender rumble 50. The amp has to be less than 60 lbs.
#4
it depends whether you want a combo, or cabs and heads.

if you were after a combo i would choose a marshall. otherwise go for ashdown, they have a really punchy tone, pretty good for most genres.