Hi guys, new here evidently So I've been playing approaching 1 year now and really enjoy it! I bought a bass and amp from my buddy who didn't like playing bass for $200 (Fender Squire starter pack bass + Samick BA15) Just recently it got electronic issues, and the amp was malfunctioning. Seeing as I realized I really enjoy playing, and only paid $200 for the set I sold it off to someone who knows how to fix it, with plans to buy a new bass and a cabinet + head. Now, where I need your assistance! I know nothing about the quality of basses in certain price ranges and am not comfortable spending my money being uneducated. All I know are names of big brands such as Fender, Ibanez, Rickenbacker etc. I'm looking to spend in the $500-$800 range (4 string bass) and would like to get the best quality bass I can from the money. I'm open to any and all brands for consideration. Thank you very much for taking the time to read this post, and I look forward to reading your thoughts and opinions. Thanks so much guys. Cheers, Myles L.