Hello! I'm getting to the point where I need a new electric bass. I want to spend around $400. I was looking at the Epiphone Thunderbird becuase of it's appearance, but I have also heard great things about it's versatility. I am into classic rock, but I will occasionally mess around with funk, metal and just about everything in-between. That is why I need a bass that has tons of different tonal options. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks! Also, Does anyone have any experience with used instruments? I have seen basses that are $400, for about $300 used. I'm a little nervous about their quality though. What do you think?