Hey everybody, I'm new here but I have already spent quite some time in talkbass. Seems like a very nice community. (I DID read older "help me buy a bass" threads, but either they didn't help me or they were really outdated) Ok, so a few months back I got myself my first bass. Since my father has been in a band for a long I asked if they had any old bass I could use and he gave me some kind of custom Warwick copy. It has seen it's days - a lot of notes have fretbuzz and it sounds crap overall. Since I fell in love with bass I'm gonna have to get a new one. I've read endless reviews and here are the few basses that I liked so far: *Warwick Rockbass Corvette (active) *Yamaha bb414 or 614 *Squier Classic Vibe Jazz bass (all 4 string) I have held bb614 in my hands and it felt pretty solid and comfy, the action was pretty high in the store tho. Some people say that they prefer 414 over 614 for some reason :O (I don't really know all the differences between active and passive but I think active is more responsive, hence better for tapping which I use quite a lot ?) As for the rockbass - It wasn't in the store so I have no idea how it feels like, however I've watched some youtube clips and it seems to have really nice growling sound that I like. That Squier bass seems to be rather new so I don't really know much about that, except that it looks hot and that a few people have said it also sounds great (?). I am, however, sceptical about the vintage frets since I have no experience with them whatsoever.. I've also read that some other Squier models don't have that solid body. It would be nice if you guys could help me choose or suggest an alternative. I like to play pretty much all styles I guess, including slapping of course, oh and the bass should have at least one jazz pickup As for the budget - I wouldn't want to go much further than the rockbass. Thanks so much!