Ive been playing bass for about a year on my brother's epiphone p-bass copy and i feel i need an upgrade and for the plain purpose of having my own bass. I play mostly punk rock(with a pick), but i am also interested in playing lots of other styles like blues,reggae,and funk(slapping/popping/tapping), i also want to be able to play jazzlines. I am wondering what bass i can get all the sounds i want with. I was thinking along the lines of a fender but maybe im not right. I want to spend somewhere with the top of the range being around 500 bucks.thanks all.