Hey all, I'm glad to report that I am upgrading from my old 90's era Squier Affinity P bass! My budget is around $700 and I've got two suitors picked out. Amazon.com: Aria TAB-66 Electric Bass - Black: Musical Instruments Amazon.com: Fender Deluxe Active P Bass® Special, Blizzard Pearl, Maple Fretboard: Musical Instruments I'm really split between the two. Of course I would love to own both, but that's just not possible for me atm. I've played both and love the sound of both and they are both unique looking basses. If you'd like to chime in and give an opinion please do. If I don't get a definitive suggestion I may have to go with a coin flip Happy bass playing!