Hello everyone. I have a budget of about 300 dollars max, and am wanting to buy a budget bass. I am looking for something a little different than what I currently have. I have some ideas, but am open to others. Here are the criteria.... -no 5 strings (I physically can't play them due to CTS) -I prefer sunburst or wood grain basses. -I prefer a fender style neck similar to a jazz neck. - Decent quality like old USA Peavey and Squier VM/CV series. Here is what I currently own.... --Squier VM jazz with nickel rounds --Peavey USA Fury p-bass with tapewounds --Peavey Milestone Korean made p-bass with flatwounds I am considering the following.... ---Sterling/Musicman Sub Ray 4 in walnut stain or honeyburst ---Squier active jazz in sunburst ---Squier VM jaquar special passive p/j in sunburst ---SX jazz passive with humbucker in bridge in sunburst ---Douglas NB-C2 active in sunburst **I've never played a musicman, the SX, or Douglas but have heard good things about each. My current basses really cover everything that I need for gigs except the low notes of a 5 string---so I'm just using my Zoom B2's octave effect for that. Not great but gets the job done. The new bass will just be for my own variety/ fun, but I would like it to be high quality enough to gig with it at least at church and rehearsals with my other bands. I plan on trying out the musicman, and Squier basses at Guitar Center next weekend during their sale...but if the SX and Douglas are equal quality, I'll definitely keep them in mind. What would you guys/gals choose? And I'm open to suggestions other than I listed.