The time is coming soon when I'll have to get a new bass. For once price isn't an issue, but time is, so I can't be waiting 6-8 months for a boutique bass. I'll be playing rock and metal with a bit of slapping too, so I need some versatility. In this situation I like the rounder sound of a P-bass over the J-bass. I also like the sound of humbuckers, and I need to cut through a loud live mix. I like the way MM Stingrays sound but I don't like the necks. So far I was thinking: Carvin LB70 with HB's(never played one) Fender American Deluxe P Fender American Deluxe Zone (never played american version) G&L L2000(never played one) Spector NS4 (if i can find one in stock) Lakland 4-94 (never played their 4 strings, but like their 5's) Other suggestions are welcome. I'm looking for 4 strings with good tension. Good weight and balance are a plus. Thanks a lot.