Hi all! I am in the market for a new bass. I figured with all the bass knowledge around here, I could get a pretty good idea of what I should be looking at. So here goes: First, I need something within my budget. I don't care if it is new or used, I would assume I am better off buying used in this situation. My budget is at a MAX of $1200ish. I really would not like to go any higher than that. My main concern with the bass, is a tight and massive low string. I am in a heavy/melodic/rock type of band, and I tune down a full step.. A,D,G,C,F. I want that low A to be as responsive as the D and the G strings. Just massive, chunky, enormous low end. I'm sure you get my point. I currently have a Ampeg svt-4 pro head, with matching 410hlf and 115 cab, so that department is settled. My first instinct is to go Warwick.. but I'm interested to see other options. I used to have a thumb bolt-on, which I really wasn't tooo impressed with. Hated the heaviness of the neck, and the narrow string spacing. I wish I never got rid of my old basses. I also used to have a Pedulla ET5 thunderbass, which I miss greatly, but the neck was in terrible shape and the truss rod was stripped. So I am really just interested to hear opinions. I do not have a vast knowledge of what is out there and what is best.. and i know some of you do. So thanks in advance! Any help is much appreciated.