I'm a guitarist and I want a Fender bass, preferably Mexican and passive. It will be used mostly for DI recording with a Pod HD to help me in songwriting, the music is mostly alternative rock/punk. I really like the neck and brighter character of a J bass, but it seems like most people suggest a P bass for rock. I've seen some basses that have the P split pickup as well as a bridge J style pickup. Does this retain some of that P bass lowend with the bite of a J bass? If so that may be something I would like. I would like to spend 500-700 at most, and used prices are done although I prefer something new. I think I'd like passive electronics better, and a J bass style neck. What basses fit the bill? Should I get a J bass since I am leaning towards them, or are there any P/J combos in my price range? Are those basses even good options? Sorry I'm certain this has been asked a million times.