Can spend around 1k, maybe a little more...for a heavy rock project. I have an Ibanez Sr505(I think ) It's got beautiful sound but not enough neck for slapping and popping. I've ALWAYS wanted a new Musicman.....can anyone give me a few pointers? Should I go w/ a S.U.B.? I also have an old Sabre Musicman that I absolutely love, but not familiar w/ the Ernie Ball bass's.