I know this question is asked all the time but if everyone can stand it again. I'm a guitar and piano player who recently picked up the bass, a cheapish Peavey Milennium starter. Little did I know how addicting the instrument is. So, now I'm looking for a mid-priced bass. I currently play classic rock and blues but am heading more towards jazz with the bass. I've tried several and have narrowed my possible choices to the following in order of preference: G&L Tribute L-2000, Lakland 44-01, Fender Deluxe Active Jazz, Fender hwy 1 jazz, Fender Deluxe P-Bass Special, Fender hwy 1 P-bass. All can be had for under 700.00. Any more and my wife may divorce me.