Which entry-level bass would you buy? (you must pick one of these): 1) ESP LTD B104 (thin, flat necks are cool. Is the LTD sub-brand too cheap?) http://espguitars.com/html/b-104.html 2) Ibanez SR300DX (active electronics! I'm not sure why Ibanez has so many brands of basses...) http://ibanez.com/guitars/guitar.asp?model=SR300DX 3) Spector NS-2000B, or Performer Series (killer hardware and an "elite" brand name) http://www.spectorbass.com/NewFiles...anceseries.html All are bolt-on's. All are 4-string basses. All are fairly cheap ($300-$500), so I can beat it up a bit and not cry. All come in black. :0) I use solid-state amps usually with 10" or 15" speakers. I use no effects except distortion sometimes. The music I will play on the chosen bass is a modern, progressive rock style with post-punk influences. I hate to use the word metal or alternative, but I fit in there somewhere I think. Shellac, Jesus Lizard, Voi Vod, Hot Snakes, Slint, Big Black, Thin Lizzy, COC, Bitch Magnet, Pitchfork, Rapeman, No Means No, Codeine, Gastr Del Sol, Crystal Method, Chemical Brothers, DJ Krush, Johnny Cash, Slayer, Public Enemy, MDC, etc. I like a lot of stuff..