I've got a rick 4003 and I love it but its not a bass i'd ever gig with just because I love it to much, so I was wondering if some one could best describe the tone so I could start searching for another bass to use out and about I was thinking Warwick with a natural finish (Hard to scratch or dent or at least no one can tell on woody basses.) But I'd also like a jazz bass tone so I could go from like Jaco (Ha Like a new bass will make a difference.) to john paul jones to like any 70's ric owner. Any ideas which bass comes close to this. Btw no more than $1500 new please and no warwick rock basses not into the new metal look.