Dear fellow bass players, I have been playing bass for some years now but always on a 5 string (Yamaha BB605), as i used to play death metal, grind and the occasional jazz jam bands it felt very appropriate. But over the past summer i started playing with a pop group and started to record and play live shows. I'm interested in picking up a nice 4 string in the $600-750 range and was looking at some Fenders. I want your professional opinion on the matter as i know some of the members here have had much more experience than i do. After playing some my tastes lingered towards the 51' P bass. I love that tele neck! My only gripe with Fenders is that they don't typically have 24 frets and i am a big fan of a full upper octave. I did see a 24 fret jazz somewhere on the interweb but i really enjoy playing basses before i'm sold on them. Suggestions? p.s. if you want to hear my old death metal band look up Xanthos, http://www.myspace.com/xanthosmetal . If you'd like to hear my new pop band check out Cotton Candy Collective, www.myspace.com/cottoncandycollective .