Hi, I'm looking for some advice from those of you who are in the know. I'm a high school band director. I am currently looking for a new electric bass for my jazz band. The bass we are using now is a Washburn. It has served us well for the past 12-13 years, but we need another. It would be used mostly for jazz band, but would also double in our pep band, playing mostly rock. My budget is somewhere between $400-$800. I just want a standard 4 string fretted instrument, but it needs to be good quality ($400-$800 worth???). We take good care of our equipment, but we do travel quite a bit, so it needs to be durable. As I have looked at some of the popular online music stores, there are so many choices and I'm not sure where to begin. Thanks for your input, it is greatly appreciated.