I love the traditional look of fender basses but for my new band, my jazz bass is not delivering. I tried a stingray but the tone felt kinda "sterile" to me especially when recorded. I need something with a neck pup. I don't know about series pups ala P bass because they seem to lack low end bloom and have TOO MUCH midrange for my taste ( but i dont discard the possiblity of giving it a chance). I know some people here are afraid of the bass knob For those who keep saying "Mids is where your punch lives" - try playing along with a highly distorted les paul and a drummer with a pansy sounding kick drum - thats why i took the responsability of filling my band sound. I need something affordable in the $400.00 range. any ideas?