I’ve been working all summer saving up for a new bass. All in all I managed to gather almost 2000$ (1500£), leaving me with a wide price range to shop within. I know that I want a P-Bass, probably, but not necessarily, a Fender. The bass is my second higher end instrument, as I already have a American Standard Jazz Deluxe at home. However a lot has changed since I bought the Jazz bass almost 2 years ago. I’ve realised that every instrument is unique, and that minor changes can make major differences. I want to be 100% sure I get the “best” possible bass for my money. I really don’t mind buying used gear, but travelling for hours to try a bass, is also not optimal. There is a guitar store 20 minutes from where I live, and I come there quite often, their range of Fender P’s is quite limited, and none of them seem to satisfy me. I would love to hear how you go about when buying a new bass, and what I need to consider before dropping the cash. Recommendations for good P-bases would also be appreciated. Thanks in advance!