Hi... First, I will tell you that this isn't one of the "newbies without money but posting for fun" posts... Recently, my dad took away my Aria Pro II Avante AVB-5 string ... So now i'm left with no bass at all... only a Crate amp I am left with a budget of around 400$ to go snatch a new bass ... or a second hand preferably... In my local store, there's a few Squiers, MIM Fenders, and Washburns lying around ... I really need a bass soon, since I've just joined a band... [yea, i have a band now called "PRIVATE ENEMY"] we are going to play in some lil gigs soon ... talent shows and dances and stuff like that ... So back to the subject, which bass should i get that costs around the 400$ range ... i want a bass that doesnt have a very big neck and is easy to play and looks neat enough ... [pbass mim?] maximum of $500 is ok, but i'll need to cut off my plan on purchasing 512mb of sdram but that's a different story : so here it is : what bass should i get for a budget of 400$? smaller neck that is easy to play ... looks good enough on stage ... has a normal warm sound ... doesn't need to sound godly or anything ... basically just ... "easy to play neck"