I'm in the process of selling my Peavey Cirrus 5 string Tiger Eye and I'm looking for a replacement. I went looking around for a new 4 string and I haven't really found anything that melted my butter. I thought I would like to get an American Fender Jazz 4 string, but everyone I picked up felt stiff, rigid. The action was way to high compared to the cirrus I've been playing. I also checked a few others while there. There just aren't many options from the local dealers. My cirrus just feels - smooth, like I can lay the groove down I want to without forcing it. Perhaps I'm not used to a new bass yet. Basically I'm asking those of you who have much more experience what you would recommend I do? I have a budget of around 1500 - 1700 or so. I really don't want to go over and above that. I'm really looking for a wide 4 string spaced bass that rugged even long scale with a ballsy sound that sings, if that makes any sense. I really like the sound that Patrick from the band LIVE is getting. I primarly play Rock. Bands that I like to play along with are Dave Matthews, LIVE, Rammstein, NIN, A perfect Circle etc. I know there are lots of people begging for advice - I appreciate all of those who take the time to assist me. Thanks!