I am graduating from college in May and my mom has offered to get the family together to buy me a bass for the occasion. I figure I'm pretty darned lucky and I want to make the best of this opportunity....but I have no idea what I might want. I didn't want to make a poll, because there is just too much to choose from. My current stable consists of a MM Sterling, Ibanez SR1000, Yamaha BN4 and a Michael Kelly QAB-2. I got the impression that the price limit would be about $2000, so that gives me a lot to work with. I'm not the best player in the world, with very limited slap ability (although I'm improving), and I play fingerstyle in a band that does original rock (we have a habit of spoofing other bands...like Blink 182). If I were to get a bass I would want something that is going to last me a long time (I would treat it right, but I don't want anything fragile). I am mostly a 4-stringer, but I'm not deadset against getting a 5'er. I guess I'm asking people what they love, what they want, and if there are any real gems out there at that price. I would like to find something used, but it may be new depending on what I can find. (the other option open to me is to get a really nice combo...I understand the GK Backlines are pretty nice...since I will be travelling around a bit this summer) Thanks for your help...I really just want ideas to get me going in a direction, I'm sort of overwhelmed with the options right now.