Hey guys, I've always been a fan of versatile instruments. I like playing lots of different genres, from jazz and funk to rock and reggae. That being said, I think I've decided that I prefer passive basses to active ones, so I've been doing some research into lots of different passive basses to find the most versatile bass out there. That's when I came across the Roscoe Beck bass. Lots of people say that it's probably the best and most versatile bass that Fender has put out. The problem is that it seems like it's been out of production for a while, and used ones are expensive and hard to come by. That made me wonder if there were any other basses out there that could give me the same kind of versatility the RBIV offers. Is there anything else out there that matches this bass? Should I just bide my time until one shows up on Craigslist? Or should I save my pennies and look for a custom shop to make something similar (least favorite option because I won't be able to try it first)?