Last week a friend and myself were driving to his house with my bass in the trunk when some idiot decided to rear end him destroying my beloved Fender P-Bass. I looked at the warranty information and they don't cover the type of damage that was sustained (Body split in half, bridge is now bent, and I won't even mention the electronics). At first, I thought I would get a new body and hardware but after looking at www.warmoth.com it would make more sense from a financial point of view to just bite the bullet and just replace the entire thing. So I was wondering what some of you play. I tried one of my friend's Fender Jazz bass and I absolutely loathe it, I couldn't stand the pick-ups. A while back I went to my local Sam Ash and tooled around on an Ibanez SRX700, which I loved but the $600 price tag is a tad much. I was thinking of just getting a new P-bass but I want to try something new. I play mostly stuff like Iron Maiden, Sabbath, and early metal. And I'm looking for something in the $300-$400 price range. Any suggestions will be appreciated.