Hello, TB. Although I love bass, I have been composing. I would like to get into video game/TV composing and that sort of thing. I am trying to reconnect with my rock roots to create a rock/post rock instrumental sound for certain things that VST's just won't cut. Think: So, I need it to range from good clean tones to heavy tones. Not necessarily able to emulate period authentic blues or country or jazz, just close enough to a wide variety of tones to be believable. I am leaning on one side towards a Squire or Mexi Fender Strat (potentially with a bridge Humbucker) or an Ibanez/Schecter. 7 String would be cool if it fell in, but not a priority. I won't have the money for a while, but looking to spend no more than $200-300. What would you do?