Hello. I'm new to talkbass.com, I registered here because I figured I could learn a lot of about my instrument and by God was I right. Recently I've been wanting to buy a new bass, I have a Washburn XB-100 and a Rogue 20 watt amp. I've been wanting to upgrade to better equips for awhile. I read a thread here with this set of questions: 1) Metal, rock, alternative, jazz and funk. 2) I enjoy popping and slapping a lot, I mostly play fingerstyle though and if I joined a band I don't think I'd pop and slap a lot. Unless I solo'd . 3) Planning on buying new equips so I can join a band. 4) I have a budget of $1000. It's more like $500 but it's the money I'll have by December. I've been thinking about getting a bass like this: http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Jaguar-Electric-Bass-Guitar?sku=511959 but would this be a good bass to use if I played Rock? I'm not so sure anymore after reading around in the forum. If I don't get this bass, I really don't have the slightest clue of what bass to get. Set me straight guys, hit me with some knowledge.