Hi, I'm a keyboard player who became a drummer who's really into guitar now who needs a bass. I've been thinking of getting one for a long time because every time I go into GC I pick one up and think 'this is the funnest thing ever!' even though I don't exactly know what I'm doing. Anyway, finally want to take the plunge. Willing to go up to $700-800. Tried a MIM Jazz and Blacktop, and the an Ibanez SR505. The 505 was so easy to play, the blacktop had a Monster tone and the Jazz - well, it's a Jazz. I mean Geddy plays a Jazz. Anyway, I grew up on Graham, Edwards, Geddy Lee and Chris Squire and am hoping to find something that will allow me to play the bass side of my more prog stuff and learn to slap and play funk. I've been reading here for a while and learned a bunch but haven't really seen a thread that addresses this. Can you recommend some good choices in my price range? Thank you. UPDATE: I learned a lot these last few days and want to thank everyone. 123 responses - I'm floored - you guys are the best! I decided to go with an MIJ Geddy after spending a few hours at two stores yesterday - testing everything people suggested that I could get my hands on. Of course, that just made me GASsy - now I want a Rick - and a P bass - and a Stingray - and a.... Looks like I'm going to be able to deal with someone here in TB classifieds, which hopefully is a first step to give a little back for everyone's generosity. Thanks again!