Im looking to get the director of the music dept in my school to buy some more equipment. Among these items, is of course, a bass. Im looking for something 4-string and freakin durable. It should also be kickass. lookin to spend around 500-700 new. I was just browsing through an old musicians friend catalogue and wrote down a Geddy Lee, a Fender Jazz, and a Lakland 55-01... but I want a 4-string. I hear the Lakland is really a great deal.. I assume theres a 4-string model of equal worth? Other suggestions?