I'm looking at getting a new 4-string to go with my 5. I don't need to spend $1000+ even though I probably could in another month. I'm not a pro who makes his living with his insrument, just a local musician. For that reason I can't justify dropping a big load of cash (even though there's a G&L at one of the music stores here that almost seems to call my name... ). Anyway, here's a list of basses that fall into what I want to spend, about $500. Fender MIM J Fender MIM P Ibanez SR400 Ibanez SRX500 Epiphone Thunderbird Yamaha BB604 I've yet to find a Thunderbird or BB604 at a music store to play firsthand. I like the feel of the Ibanez 400, and I still kick myself for selling my Fender MIM P, but what can I say-I needed a new car. The $500 number is a bit of a glass celing, should I find something sweet enough. If anyone could make suggestions that fall into this price range, and give a link to where to find it if it's not on something like AMS or Music 123, I'd be eternally happy.