Hey All, Firstly this is my first post on these forums, I've been visiting for ages but finally plucked up the courage to join in. Also if I'm in the wrong place just tell me where to go! Who I Am The reason why I'm here is because I've got a big dilemma. I've been using a '79 Fender Precision Bass (inherited from my dad) for the past 12 years of playing since I've never really been in a position to buy my own bass. I do have a Gould J-Bass copy and an Ozark Acoustic but I don't count those as my "working" basses. But now I've finally saved up enough ££s for a decent guitar of my own. Plus the Precision has seen allot of mileage and I want to start preserving it, restricting it to studio use if I can help it. I'm currently in an Alt-tuned Acoustic Folk band and have been for 3 years now. We've got a busy year of gigs coming up so now would be the best time to get myself my first big boys bass . What I'm After I've been looking for something with a clean but deep/punchy tone with nice crisp highs to cut through the 2 hard played acoustics in the band. Also something that has nice character and build a good groove shelf for the music. So! This is what I've boiled down to! Fender American Deluxe Jazz (4 string) Spector Euro 4LX Spector Rebop 4 Warwick Corvette Standard 4 (Bubinga body) I love the sound of the Spectors, but does the Rebop give the same tone as the Euro? The Warwick Corvette Bubinga has a lovely tone to it. The Fender is home turf really, but from what I've heard it doesn't quite match up to the bottom end tones of the Spectors and Warwicks or does it?? So, what do you guys think? If you think I'd be better with something else then please let me know! I'm open for suggestions. Also what sounds best with acoustic players? The USA Fender Jazz is at the MAX of my budget. Also the guitar shops local to me are pretty useless for bass choice so it'll have to be an online try and buy... which goes against the grain to be honest. That or I'll have a huge road trip on my hands. Thanks all!