Doubtful some of you remember me, but this forum (and the amp forum) was particularly helpful to me last year when buying my Markbass II & GK NEO cab. I figured I'd come back for the next part of the adventure. The story: I fell ass backwards into a power pop cover band last year. Got the gig, bought the aforementioned amp, and have been playing my MIM Precision (which I've had for years) pretty happily until last month, when the tendonitis in my left arm came back something fierce. I've been working with the Precision since, but unfortunately it's been painful. I brought my Danelectro '63ri short scale bass (which really isn't a reissue of anything) to our last practice and have had no pain since. It sounded pretty great too. And while I love it, there's a substantialness in the feel that it lacks compared to the Precision. So I'm looking for a new short scale to be my main instrument, and for it to be the backup. If I keep the Precision, maybe I'll BEAD it to justify it's existence. I'm currently, unsurprisingly, looking at the MIJ Mustang RI. It seems to get a lot more respect here than it's Pawn Shop counterpart. The bass I really want is the Reverend Mike Watt sig, but that thing is vaporware with no timeline for production. I'm curious about the new Gretsch 5442 but it's reportedly got a nasty neck dive and that's a no-go for me. Gibson is also right out. We can argue about it here if you like. So with that in mind, I'm looking for your suggestions. I do have a $1000 ceiling. But hopefully we can find some new basses I haven't thought of yet, have a laugh, and argue about neck dive.