Okay, here's my predictament guys. Last year my bass, (Fender American Jazz) got stolen. It was 3 years old, so insurance didn't cover it. I quickly bought up the cheapest bass I could find so I could play. Ended up with a Samick that imitated a Squier P-Bass. ANYWAYZ, I am going to have money this christmas, and I really can't stand this bass. I want to grab me a new bass. It won't stand up the American I had before, but I want something that will hold me over for a few years till I have enough money to buy a better bass (or might just stick with what I got.) Budget is tight, 400 dollars. I've heard Yamahas are pretty good. Any specific models? I'm going BASS SHOPPING soon, so I'd like some specific basses to ask to check out before I go. Anyone know of a fretless under 400, with a jazzy/funky sound? I'm looking for a bass with a really jazzy sound. Fretless preferably, but if not I'll play something else. I just really need to ditch the Samick. Thanks for the help guys. And if there is a thread like this already mods, could u merge the thread with it so I don't take up space/annoy vets. in here who are gonna flame me? LoL Thanks again.