My main bass is a Carvin P5 with active electronics, and I have it set up with steel strings. It sounds great, but very bright and modern. I'm looking for a second bass to compliment it, something with a more vintage warm tone. This bass would be used for a couple of different genres, but mostly jazz, folk, some reggae, and neo-soul like the Roots. I've always preferred P basses, but most of the reggae and soul guys seem to play J basses. I went to GC and tried an American Standard P and J and the J held its own versus the P in my ears. I'm also interested in a Jack Casady, but the one I tried had a broken varitone switch (which I've read isn't uncommon) and the bridge looks like it's a pain to adjust. Do you guys have any thoughts or opinions? I really don't want to go too far over $1300 unless I have to.