well i love this bass that i have had for all my life (used to be my dad's, he got it about 25 years ago) its a yamaha bb300. sounds great for jazz, but the problem is that in my band we dont really have use for a jazz style bass (we're a metal band). in my other band we play a load of styles and my friends bass (ibanez sound gear with bass boost,dont know the model name) sounds so awesome,especcially popping and slapping. when he first plugged that bass into my bass amp and played one of our songs (and since were a joke band, we called that song "slap it!" ) i almost had an orgasm, it sounds so great! my other friend also says (in his own words)"you can never go wrong with an ibanez". i kinda want a more high end bass though (300-500 dollars) and i was thinking about maybe getting a fender jazz bass (kinda ironic) but im not sure yet. i want a bass that has two pickups (prefferablly humbuckers, at least at the brigde) and one that still sounds good even when the tuning is dropped to almost astronomical proportions, (ok so its drop C) or a five string will do. i have been thinking about a geddy lee jazz bass, but unfortunately i dont have that much money to spend. in conclusion, the bass that i want is as follows 1. a midrange priced bass (300-500 dollars) 2. 2 pickups (preferabally humbuckers) 3. capability of low tunings, or a five string 4. (and im being extremely vague ) great tone i was also thinking about the OLP stingray copy, if it sounds anything like a normal stingray.