Hey everyone, Long time lurker,first time poster here. I started playing bass around a year ago and was teaching myself up until two months ago and my first bass just isn't cutting it anymore, it's an Ibanez G2R200FM with a P/J pickup configuration and I'm just not satisfied with the sound it produces, I have a decent amp (Fender Rumble 60) and I want to become more serious with my playing, to do that I feel like I need a bass that fits my musical tastes. Right now I enjoy listening to and playing a lot of classical and rock as well as classic metal, think Audioslave, Megadeth, The Who. When I first went into my local music store and bought the GSR I also tried out a Stingray for the hell of it, and It blew me away, Unfortunately I won't be able to afford the 1,400$ price tag for quite sometime. I'm looking for a bass under 600$ that will give me a similar tone. I will be test driving any bass suggested before I buy, I just want to get an idea of what brands or models would be best before I start looking. Thanks.