Hello all, I have a Fender American Deluxe Jazz 5 string bass. It's a 2008. I wanted to get a 5 string so I could play certain kinds of music, but I'm feeling my age and my ambition are not what they were before. My current bass has some neck dive, it's heavy, and I don't really feel such a huge need for a 5 string guitar. On Saturday, I met up with some old friends to jam. I didn't bring my bass, so I just used some old P bass that was at the practice place. It didn't sound that great, but it was super light, easy to play, and just felt great. Of course it was a cheap piece, but oh well. I did my best. To the point: I want to buy a used/new 4 string bass. I am going to spend around $1000 for it. I am in Japan now, so I don't think I will be able to find any obscure makes/models. I want something that is very light (easy on the back), doesn't have nose dive, and sounds good enough to match the sound I get from my current bass. Any suggestions? I'm definitely not a pro by any strech. I just jam with buddies here and there...and play shows once in a while. Thanks a lot! Always appreciate the advice I get/read about on here.