I have been looking at a couple bass guitars for the past month and a half. I have narrowed it down to about three basses. One of these I want to purchase. I currently play in a band with a big variety of music styles. We play big band, rock, Country, Cajun, etc. I am also personally very interested in learning to play some funk/slap. All three of those basses that I’m interested in have different pickups which I am not too familiar with, yet. Here are the three basses that I want to choose from (with link for more info): Ibanez SMRS1605B Ibanez Premium SR1605B Bass Guitar - Caribbean Shoreline Flat Ibanez SR1605D Ibanez Premium SR1605D Bass Guitar - Autumn Sunset Sky for some reason, there is not a lot of info about the SR1605D. Beautiful looking guitar. IbanezSRMS805 Ibanez Bass Workshop SRMS805 Multi-Scale Bass Guitar - Deep Twilight I have read that the part Bartollinis are a bit on the milder side, sound wise. Not sure if they’re good for funk? I have heard a lot of good things about Aguileras. Not very familiar with the Nordstrom. Which one of these three basses would be the best choice for my white musical variety, plus enough punch for funk? I am also very interested in playing the new multi scale, hence, the 805 on that list. Any help in narrowing down my choices would be greatly appreciated. I know all three of these pick ups have distinctive sounds. I’m just not sure which one would fit me best. P.S. I am also currently shopping for a bass amp. I am looking at the Hartke HD508. Only have about $700 to invest in an amp.