I want my next bass to be something different than my others. I have 2 jazz basses, a 4 and a 5 string. I am entertaining the possibility of a beatles bass or something in the hollow body family. I like the new Fender Starcaster bass in the natural finish, but would like something in a lower price range that is worth owning. It will need to be comfortable to play sitting down, which I do 95% of the time. It can be either a 4 or 5 string. I really like a jazz bass neck, so anything that has a shallow neck is a definite plus. An offbrand doesn't bother me at all, as long as it is a good player and sounds great. I will likely put tapewounds on it as I am looking for more of a thuddy sound.