Now i know that it truley comes down to taste, and that I should get a guitar that i feel comfortable with. But there are MILLIONS of guitars to choose from, so what I would like to do, is ask for your help in narrowing my choices down so im not wandering around like an idiot. If we can narrow them down by answering some questions, I can go and try them all out. I'll start with basic questions, but if there are more please ask. Playing Style: picking with heavy pick Genre: mostly rock/punk Desired tone: I like to be able to hear my high tones, while at the same time getting quite a rumble. With the guitar i have now (fender jazz - mark hoppus bass...stupid choice) I can get high tones but thats just it. no knobs to adjust, there for it lacks some umph! Influences/Bass that i thought sound good: perfect circle, muse, nofx, gatsby's american dream, bloc party, blink, green day, metric, modest mouse. I'm currently running a Mesa/Boogie Bass 400+ into a Mesa/Boogie RoadReady. I enjoyed the feel of my current guitar, it just has no flexability in tone and its ugly as hell. any other questions that will help?