I needed something traditional for rock, but wasn't sure if a burgundy mist Jazz Bass would fit the bill. So I went on a search for a decent bass for not much money.... I started off with a MIM Fender P-Bass. This is the special edition with the ash body. $223.50 for the bass from eBay. I didn't like the white pickguard, so I got a Fender black/white/black one for $22.50, also from eBay. Thought I should go for some higher quality electronics, so I ended up with a Duncan Antiquity II for $85 from Elderly, which brought the total cost for this bass to $331. I didn't have to factor in the cost of a case or bag, cause I already have a bunch of those, so this was a pretty good deal. It sounds good, plays well, and I'm not afraid of anything happening to it.