Hey TalkBass. I've been doing some home recordings with a friend of a friend, and he wants to get rid of some of his bass guitars. One of them is a G&L ASAT which has a black finish, which I assume is a slightly older model since they've only got the butterscotch colored bass online now. Anyways, he's willing to sell it to me for $500 with hard case. I was just wondering how far I can shape the tone on that particular bass? I played with it for a little bit, but it was too bright for my tastes (he uses extra light gauge strings on all his basses), and I'm a Reggae kind of guy. Do you think I can get this bass to sound deep and clean kind of like my Squier Vintage 70s Jazz Bass by restringing the ASAT with medium gauge strings? $500 is a steal, right? Any input would be greatly appreciated!