as per title... I have a $400 budget. now the kicker on this one is iv promised myself this will be the LAST bass I buy until I have genuine need of a new one (ie: bass I buy is unsuitable for a working band / recording or something) now heres the criteria it needs to meet: * $400USD budget (I have budgeted $100USD shipping to get it to australia. * nothing too "out there" in terms of body shapes, this bass -may- have to last me 15 years if theres no "genuine" need of another. * atleast semi-versatile, I don't mind doing upgrades (that said I don't want something that I need to upgrade straight away) I play most styles of music (no slap or funk tho) and i'm primarily a finger player; in a band situation i'd be playing rock or punk. So far iv been looking at used fenders (bit overpriced atm), Ibanez soundgear basses & traben (those bridges are far too gaudy for me to live with im sory) I have no issue buying used to get a higher quality issue, I don't care if its beaten to hell aslong as the neck ect is good.