I'm a blues guitar player, looking for a bass that would be good for recording my backing tracks 'n stuff with. I've found a Dean Edge Q4 Quilted bass for $419. It has a quilted maple top and active electronics, two EMG-HZ pickups, multi-ply neck, and has a 34" scale neck (is 34" good or bad?) I figured on getting a Tech-21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI (I have the SansAmp GT-2 for my guitar) so that I could control alot of the sound thru the tube bass amp emulator. I'm tring to get something with a good punchy sound for blues and rock music. Any opinion's would be appreciated.