Alright kiddies and kiddie-ettes, here's the scoop. My bands got an offer sitting on the table to do a tour as the opening band for an as-yet unnamed headliner across the West Coast. Yay for us. However, my fretted four (my main axe) is a fragile thing and I'm not real thrilled on the thought of taking it on the road with us. SO the big question is what DO I take on the road with us? What I need is a solid-built bass, one that can take the miles and keep going. I don't care who makes it, I'm just looking for options in the $500-$1500 or so range. Thanks a heap.