Not a beginner bass at all mind you, just a 4 banger to knock around. I just want something with a big sound, and an enduring quality. Decently versatile and all that. Most of the qualities anyone wants in their basses. Thoughts that crossed my mind: Ibanez Roadster '81 Peavey T-40/Dyna Bass/Foundation MIM P-Bass OLP MM-4 Gibbson Grabber I'm kind of digging that enduring quality, so the older used basses have been what's attracting me. The only thing about the Peavey basses is the 35" scale, and I'm trying to move away from that since I have wimpy hands. Anyway, throw some stuff at me.