Hey all - long time listener, first time poster So, about 10 years ago I picked up a 1978 Fender Jazz, and until recently it's been my favorite/prized axe. I say until recently, because after I bought my MM Stingray the Fender's kinda been sitting to the side. The novelty has warn off, and I still just can't get excited about it- except when I dress up like Geddy Lee and play in front of the mirror (j/k). I don't know if it's a midlife (quarter-life?) crisis or what, but after ten years I think I'm ready to get rid of the old girl and move on to something different. I've tried some of the high-availability basses out on the market, and not a lot of them do it for me... Although I always *did* want a Gibson Thunderbird... I'm also playing a little less jazz and a little more rock these days, so I'd be interested in something a bit more punchy or growly. I'd like to hear some ideas as to some brands/models to try that are outside the standard/traditional brands! Cheers!