Hello everyone! I'm basically a lead guitar player for over 10 years and my influences range from bands like Toto, Steely Dan, all the way to the gothic rock bands like Sisters of Mercy, Type O Negative, HIM.... After many failed bands due to lack of seriousness from other members I've decided to take things into my own hands and record all the instruments myself. I've held a bass guitar a few times in my hands and I felt like I really loved playing it. I also have some sense for bass lines because I've listened to lots of disco and acid jazz so by now bass lines kinda write themselves in my head, I just can't perform them since I have no bass. Well, since I'm pretty much tired of writing the bass lines in software and not being able to program certain things like slides (at least I don't know how to) etc... I'd like to get myself a cheap bass guitar to at least perform the bass ideas myself. So the genre I'm doing is basically gothic rock with some alternative rock and pop elements + some metal moments. Pretty melancholic stuff. I need a bass guitar that would sound decent enough for a demo with possibility of some fuzz, chorus, flanger and such effects on. I've already checked a few videos and I prefer Precision bass sound over Jazz bass sound. Jazz bass is too bright for my taste. From this point on, the other bass brands I know nothing about come into question. I'd really love it if recommended bass guitar actually stayed in tune and was properly set up already (are any low end basses set up at all?). There's nothing I hate more than constantly tuning the poorly set up instrument. Also please be very specific with model names because I don't know much about basses at all so I could get confused and ask extra questions just to get bass names right. Would appreciate any suggestions!