I've recently started a band and until this point all we've been doing is a little songwriting/recording. All of the bass parts of the songs are just pitched down processed guitar for now until I find a good bass. Our band will consist of a bassist (me), drums, and synths. I am searching for a bass anywhere between 0 and 700 USD. I am looking for a bass which I can get the high mid/treble-ey tones (Mark Hoppus) which punk rock specifically is known for. I need one that basically gives some actual thumping bass, but fills the mid range and some high end as well. Basically, the tone I want is one that fills in the void between low, low bass and the high freq synths. I am LEFT HANDED, so my options are very limited. Anyone have any suggestions? Is the Hofner Icon good for this if I put roundwounds and play with a pick? I also see the Schecter Stilettos but they are a little high for me. I'd really like the best bass I can get for the money -- not just some crappy bass that is...er...crap. Something that is great for recording but most importantly gigging. I appreciate your opinion. Thanks!