I've been playing for almost a year now and need a second bass. I play upbeat rock with a band but enjoy delving into slap/funk and blues type stuff on my own in addition to rock. I currently own a fender am. std. precision 4. I've narrowed it down to these three options: 1. Stingray 5 I really like these every time I play them, but I'm hesitant about making the jump to a 5. The reason for the new bass is that I will be splitting time between two residences, and it could throw my practicing off if I only have access to the 5 half the time. I'm also concerned about slapping on a 5 since it complicates the muting and the string spacing is tighter. On the other hand I like the low notes and the stingrays play like butter in my experience. I like the tone, feel, looks, tone controls, and the weight doesn't bother me. 2. Am. Dlx Jazz 4 I love the way these feel and love the slap tone they put out. I feel like it would be the ying to my p-bass's yang, while still being very versatile. I really would like to have a jbass at my disposal, but I feel like I may not be adventurous enough sticking to another 4 string fender. 3. SX precision/jazz 4 Save my money for something nicer later and just get a cheap backup for practicing at my 2nd pad. And no I don't have two places because I'm rich, the 2nd place is a cheap crashpad I must have for work. Thanks for the help.