hi there, i am new to this forum but i have visited it before in the past. anyways, my current bass, ibanez srx400 is pretty much going down hill. i wont get into much details, but i brought it into the shop and the guy told me that if i wanted to repair it, id be spending more money on the repairs than the cost of the actual bass. so we both thought it was best if i just get a new one. i have only owned two basses in my life. gsr200 and then i returned that one for the srx400. budget: around 350, 400 MAX no more than that. What i like about the srx400: -thin/small neck -not too heavy -good sound? (idk, i dont have much experience with basses) -small body? (idk if their considered small or not) ive only tried ibanez basses and so far, i seem to like them. i am willing to try other brands tho. the only two brands that i know are trustworthy/good are fenders and ibanez, idk anything about any other brand. fretless basses seem to be good. the most annoying thing that bothers me now is fret buzz. so i figured...fretless bass = no more fret buzz. im talking about fretless but with lines drawn in tho. i have read that fretless vs fretted thread so yea. ive read how with fretless u can have nice tones and sounds and stuff so ill prolly look into that if i get one. i play...rock/punk rock and some christian at the moment, but i am planning on learning some metal and other kinds of rock too. my skill level is about inbetween beginner to intermediate, but of course, planning on getting better. whether or not i get a fretless or fretted, is up to u guys. i trust ur guy's knowledge. please consider the type of music i play too cuz i know that makes a difference. does anyone know if guitar center can take in used basses? like can i sell it to them for money/store credit or anything? or sam ash? i have tried the sr300 and the sr300F, but i dont like the sound that much, and the sr300F is in pearl white which is really ugly to me. please also consider the stuff i like about the srx400 when giving me a recommendation. thank you guys!!! oh yea, btw, im looking for a 4 string bass.