Started off with a Squier Affinity Precision about a month ago. I'm in the market for a new bass guitar, nothing beats the feeling of new and unused. I'm looking for a versatile guitar with striking sound, crisp and clear. Probably on the other end of the scale from a Jazz bass. Funding is limited, so I'm thinking something around 400-700$. Looks are also very important. So far I've come to like the Ibanez Iceman ICB300EX and a Epiphone Thunderbird IV. I'm also looking to buy quality, would it be contradictory to buy an Epiphone in that case? Really loving the looks on the Epiphone.