Hello everyone, i'm new to these forums so be nice to me I have been playing Bass Guitar since I think June last year. For that period of time I have hired a Bass Guitar. I am now ready to purchase my own Bass Guitar. My budget is $1000 and I am from Australia. I went to my local Music store and I found a couple basses that I liked, and sounded quite good, they where the.... Ibanez Eda 900 which was $945.00 including Gig Bag Ibanez Btb 400 which was $1049 including Gig Bag. I am very close to pruchasing the Eda 900, I like the look of it, it sounds good. I just started playing a bit of slap bass so a bass that is Slap, user friendly would come in handy. If you guys could just reccomend one of those bass guitars, or possibly another one, that is around my budget would be muchly appreciated. Joe aka gLaDiAtOr.