Hi everyone, I'm looking to invest in a bass to complement the 2009 Rickenbacker 4003 I have. The Ric is the only giggable bass I have right now, and I'm looking to get another bass to complement it in my arsenal as well as allow me to send the Ric to the shop sometimes and still have something to play shows. What I'm looking for: -Something quality, this isnt going to just be a backup -A 5 string bass or 4 string that downtunes well -Doesn't sound redundant to a Ric, hopefully contrasting a bit -Active pickups would be a draw too, but not necessary in recommendation Its going to be used in predominantly rock applications, anywhere from grunge, to indie, to heavier stuff like math rock / doom / etc. Something that could stand up in a bands like Queens of the Stone Age, Mars Volta, Isis, Mogwai... Thanks to all those who respond, I'm looking forward to really researching some good options. Price really isn't an issue, but I do like a good value whether it be at $800 or at $3000.