Hi everybody, I am a longtime lurker but I've decided to jump in ask some questions. First of all, keep in mind that I am a long time guitar player and I don't have a lot of experience on bass other than noodling on other people bass when I have the chance. I'm in a new music project, there's no guitar but 2 basses. The other guy is player a stingray with an additional guitar pickups, played in stereo into two amps. He is mostly the lead bass and I more the rythm guy. Our music is more hardcore/sludge oriented. For the moment, I play with a no name bass tuned to BEAD (borrowed to the other guy in the project). The problem I have is the B string sounds flobby, I can't barely hear it in the mix. I did some search here, and found that some lower output pickups can do that. I am on the search for a bass to accomodate our playing style. I found a real good deal on a used Ibanez SR505 (450$ CAD) is it a good choice? Would the B string sounds better, more punchy? Or should I invest in a G&L Tribute L2500 (Found one for 600$ CAD)? Sorry for the long post!