Although no one has mentioned them, believe it or not, Dean makes some fine basses that fit your bill. I bought a couple last year on Amazon deals to flip. They were surprisingly well-built, had the thinnest necks I`d ever seen, and superb finishes with veneer tops. One had Barts, the other EMGs I think. For the prices I got `em at (sub $200) they were a massive steal !
Originally Posted by *insertcoolname
1nce at a gig i roxed the crowd so hArd that all teh gurlz were liek "i want u" an all teh bands were liek "u roxed evry1 2 hard" and i waz liek "yea i no cuz i am teh mastr uv base"