So, I am in the middle of shopping for my first ever, personally owned bass guitar and am looking for guidance. With how many different bass guitars there are out there and the fact that most of them are titled with numbers, it's pretty difficult to know where to start. I'm a double bassist that has doodled with bass guitars before, and I want to find a versatile bass for funk slap (think victor Wooten) but also a nice smooth jazz sound. I've played a lot on my father's G&L2000, but that's above my price range. I've also played a bit on am Ibanez ATK800e in a store. I definitely liked this bass, though the tone was a bit bright/metallic (maybe that's a matter of a good choice in strings?) And the frets stuck out a little uncomfortably for me. With that, what can you tell me? What should I know?