I play a Mexican Fender P-Bass (4-string fretted) and a Warwick Rockbass Standard Streamer (5-string fretted). The Fender sounds great, the Warwick's pickups are a little soft but plays good. I'm looking to trade in and upgrade to a MM Stingray. I've never played one for more that a few minutes at a music store, and it's hard to tell what it will sound like in a band setting. I know this will open up a can of worms, but I'm open minded. What are some of the best basses for under a $1000 (new or used). I play all styles of music, but am mostly interested in just a warm, smooth (and forgiving) sound.