I'm a guitar player looking for a bass for my recordings that can be tuned down a full step from BEAD. I'd like it to be super tight and be able to take a beating. I won't be doing anything too fancy (mostly using pick & following rhythm guitars - no Wooten/Pastorius stuff here). I would prefer it to be neckthru, alder body, maple neck, and ebony fingerboard (but these aren't necessarily requirements - I'd just like to use the same woods that match my main guitar). I'm willing to replace the electronics with active EMG stuff (soapbars). I play heavy rock and metal and have a hot, overdriven SVT sound in mind. Oh, and I'd like to spend less than $1000.