Hi all, My 1st post here! =] I have had 2 bass guitars both 4 string and both Ibanez SR series. I have tried to use Fender bass guitars, however my fingers got so used to the thin neck of Ibanez bass that I cannot press down the strings on the Fender bass =[ Should I stick to Ibanez guitars? So should I pick up a bass guitar that has "regular" frets on them. I dont think I can achieve some sounds (slap type sound) with my Ibanez. (or maybe Im just not good enough) I want to learn stuff from Dream Theater, and also some slapping. Dream Theater = 5/6 string, slapping is 4 string. So not sure what I should get. Help! Looking for something $300-600 range Thanks!