I am now primarily a guitarist, but I will from time to time get an opportunity to play bass at Church. I haven't owned one in several years. I'm looking for one, in the "safely under $1000 range." I'm a lefty, so actually getting to try instruments out before buying is a luxury I rarely have. Years ago I played professionally, and was always a P-Bass guy. Still am, I suppose, if I could find a used one "safely under $1000." At the moment, I'm not aware of any. I am looking at a Japanese Fender Jazz Bass, but I've also stumbled across Schecter basses. I always thought Schecter was an off-brand, primarily a heavy metal, low budget maker. But maybe I was wrong? Some of their instruments look interesting. Dollar-for-dollar, how does Schecter stack up? I was also looking at the Eastwood Airline Map Bass, just because it is so retro cool, although the You Tube demos sounded pretty good. Bottom line, I'm not looking for a top of the line bass, but I'm not looking for a toy. I own a Gretsch White Falcon, a Gibson Jackson Browne Artist and a Rickenbacker 330/12. This bass does not have to be in that league, but it must be decent, and "safely under $1000" $600-$800 would be perfect. Any thoughts?