As I prepare for my upcoming (and first) bass purchase, I'm pretty fickle about brands and instruments models. I've read a bunch of reviews of various products, but I'm going to give this method a shot instead. I apologize in advance if I'm repeating some post I failed to find (silly inept me). ---- What I want from a bass in order of priority: 1) Sound: I'm looking for a warm, smooth, kinda creamy sound. Versatility would also be good, but the aforementioned sound is really what I'm after. 2) Comfort: I may be a strong guy, but that doesn't mean I want to be playing and lugging around a hunk of lead, or having to hold an unbalanced instrument in place. 3) Quality/durability: Sounding great for a week and then falling apart isn't cool. 4) Price range: $500-1000 CAD. (uhh..350-700 USD?) ----- Any recomendations are highly welcomed, again sorry if I'm beating a dead topic but I figured I might as well use the experienced community as a resource in my search.