Hello folks! I want to make sure I research my next purchase as thoroughly as I can since money is tight. That being said I'm having difficulties finding mid priced, or at least what I consider mid priced ($800-2000 secondary market preferred), basses that fit a few criteria. 1. 35" scale length - I've tried a couple 34" and they don't cut it for my tuning requirements ADADG. I also have a Dingwall but I just can't get used to the bridge (yes, the bridge, I play with a pick and I keep my right hand anchored there, moving from the low strings to the high strings is just akward) 2. Preferably swamp ash body - or anything lightweight 3. Has a bridge or accommodates a direct replacement bridge that you can top load strings. Think hipshot or similar. I use Circle K/Kalium strings and I've had issues stringing the .158 string through some bridges. Bonuses for passive electronics and stainless steel frets but beggars can't be choosers. The only basses I've found so far are Spector Rebops. I haven't found any definitive testimony that I can directly bolt on a hipshot bridge to a Lakland. I really dig Sandberg basses but they are out of my price range new and there is virtually no secondary market for them... and I've never actually played one. Not easy to find. Schecter makes a cheap model, but.. I've never really been impressed with any Schecter I've picked up. Ibanez makes a 35" BTB but I've never read anything stellar about it. Any other suggestions are greatly welcomed.