I'm on the look out for a new bass, but I'm not sure what I want. I like to play rock music, but add a little funk to it as well (slapping and stuff). Sort of like the RHCP. Anyways, I'm sticking to 4 strings and don't have a particular biased to any company or brand of bass. Again, I'm looking for a good rock bass that's also a good bass for slapping. I'm an intermediate bassist. I've been playing for about 2 and a half years, just a little over that. Price is also an issue. I don't want to pay anything above $800 as of now, but I might just trade in my old bass to maybe get some money off. Any help would be much appreciated.