just wanted a thought.. i've got another thread here http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?p=2419147 so .. i have about no more than a grand to spend on a fender, 4 or 5 strings are fine. Which would you suggest best? I just want something that has fender characteristics in the tone. So far people have suggested Geddy Lee's .. any other takers? some deluxes? highway 1? thanks! of course.. im open to other brand too, this will my back up bass or simply for practice and small studio thingy..