Hi, I currently play a mexi-fender in a phish tribute band. I go through a GK 400rb and 2 10's. It sounds pretty good but Mike from Phish has a much more active/modern sound. Any recommendations on a bass upgrade ( 5 string). I have about 1000 to spend. I played a Shecter that was active and neck thru at GC that sounded very good. It had that "modern" sound too it. It was only $649 (ticket price) and I thought that was a little low...lol. Should I be afraid of Schecters for any reason? They are made in Korea but have a lifetime warranty. Any advice on this subject at all is welcome. If you know Phish then you know what I am going for. How can I get there without spending thousands upon thousands?