Bass rig questions
So I'm running a hartke 3500 350 watt head and a sonic maximizer running on both channels into a older ampeg 8x10. The 8x10 is 800 watts and my sound is very midrangey. I find that my hartke amp is working too hard to try and push my 8x10. My friend(fellow bass player for many years) recommended me getting a power amp around 1200 watts or 1500 watts and getting some kind of pre-amp. I found a good deal on a older red pod with the foot controller and I was wondering if i should invest in the red pod and a 1500 watt power amp so I can run the pod into the power amp then into the cabinet? Any other opinions? I need something simple and reliable.