ok so I am still digging around for info on some basses. Nothing with a ginormous neck. And I play the Pop-Punk and rock mostly, but I want to learn some slap so it needs to have some versatility. I would probably like a music man more than anything but the 1700 sticker price isnt quite reachable . I could look at used to I suppose but I know there has to be some fantastic basses in the 500-700 dollar range right? Any specific models I should be checking out? There was a really nice hartke for 700 at the store. How would the quality differ from a cheaper guitar 500-700 over a music man or another 1500-1700 dollar set up?