Hey guys. Recently i have been really interested in buying a Jazz bass for around £500 or so, but when it comes down to getting the tone i want, it all seems to boil down to precision. (0:18 of Here's a quite good example.) I know it's blink 182 but tone is tone. All the bassists whose tone i like seem to use a precison with a pick, only they use super expensive Precisions with ampeg stacks. I dont know the name of that tone, because lets face it, when it comes to words describing tone, it generally refers to tone, when played with fingers. So i decided to maybe not get a jazz bass (yet) and instead invest in a better precision bass, one with that classic bright punk tone. I play a 2007 MIM precison at the moment, with quarter pounders, through a sansamp VT charectar pedal D'addario prosteel super bright strings, and a peavey 60 watt amp (bypassed EQ). No - it doesen't get the tone i want, even with treble-heavy settings. I feel that no matter what amp and effects you get, the core of what comes out the amp is the bass. So i want a better Precison. My price range is £500 (600 absolute tops), but i definately want something i can consider a real step up from my current bass. It seems that only old vintage fender or American standards and American vintage basses seem to really achieve that tone, but out of the more budget-conscious fenders what comes closest? Well here's my research, Fender classic series 50's precision bass (Maple neck but i could swap the RW neck from my MIM precision with it?) Fender Mark Hoppus signature (not sure about this one as it's practically the same as my current bass, but still somehow gets the tone i want? could be the lack of a tone pot.) Mike Dirnt precision bass (Is not well liked on TB for it's weight and "Baseball bat-like" neck, but from live videos and green day recordings, it sounds damn good.) Suggestions? Thanks all.