I'm still getting the money together, but I'm going to buy a bass sometime this summer. I've been looking around the net and there are so many possibilities I'm not sure where to begin purchasing one. I'm looking for something that I can keep using for years, that has a lot of experimental possibilites, that won't go out of date with new electronic systems (if that ever happens), and of course has some great sound. I don't mind if it's not a great beginner bass, I would prefer quality and...rockfulness...to ease. I've got quite a bit of musical experience with other instruments (though nothing with strings). Advice? Also, what features make a really good base based on the criteria above? Also, preferably something between 1,000-2,000 bucks...that seems to be the average price range, right? Thanks!