Plain and simple... what are the best sounding synths for electric bass on the market today? These synths can be either pedal format or rack-mounted, multi-effect or single, analog or digital, complex or simple, cheap or expensive, from the past or current models, etc. I play in a Funk, Disco, R&B, and Modern dance band. Although I have been getting along without a bass synth effect for some time now, it's clear that the band wants a more "authentic-to-the-record" sound from the bass on certain songs. Some of the tunes we play are well known bass synth tunes, like: Boogie on Reggae Woman - Stevie Wonder, Let it Whip - Daz band, Let's Groove - Earth, Wind and Fire, Nightshift - Commodores... the list goes on. There has been a suggestion by my bandmates to play the synth bass keys on the synth songs we play. But, even though I play the keys, I'd like to have my hands on the bass guitar the entire gig. Plus, I really don't want to go out and buy a synth module AND a controller. I'd appreciate any and all suggestions. Thanks for the help.