Hi All, Long time lurker, first time poster. I currently have a GSR200 with Chromes and a Rumble 40 combo. I like the feel of the GSR, (light weight, fast neck; not too fat) but not a big fan of the tone. A touch too much growl, not enough "heft" is the best way I can put it; Phat II EQ a non starter. I mostly play reggae, calypso, some R&B, bit of funk,not much into slapping right now but plan to learn. Looking for a smoother sounding bass, that will "sit well in the mix". I have about $400 US to spend, really don't want to go above that. Factoring in shipping and duties, a $400 bass becomes a $1000+ bass by the time it reaches my door. I am not looking for my forever bass, if there is such a thing. Just want a decent one to get me through the next couple of years, resale value not a factor. I play (or used to until "the happening") weekly jams with a guitar and drummer, but coming up near the end of the year I have one very much unpaid gig with a larger band (2 sax players, trumpet, trombone, 2 guitars, drums, congas , 3 vocalists). I always have access to a PA when not at home. I have done a lot of looking around on the internet and I have narrowed it down to the basses in the poll. I am buying online sight unseen. I wont have the chance to try any in person. I live on a small island there is no used market here and returns would be a major PITA so I am leaning towards new to minimise my risk. Feel free to correct me if i am wrong. You can only learn so much from reviews on the internet so I am hoping that those of you who have tried the basses can weigh in and also maybe suggest something better if it comes to mind. TLDR; Need a new bass, the above are my initial options. Thanks in advance.