A bassist in my section at school is looking to get a bass and I recommended that she get a relatively nice one if she intends to play bass in upper level high school orchestras or beyond. She asked what kind I have and it wasn't much help as I own a custom Upton Bass and that's a bit out of her price range. I need suggestions for a relatively nice sounding bass that is within a reasonable price range. I'd prefer to not approach her with a $5000 price tag. Thanks for any help!