I feel the urge for a new bass, Im playing an ibanez artcore right now, and its a really great bass, it sounds good and all, but the body of it is so huge and its hard to move around while playing. So the options are a musicman SUB or Stingray, Ibanez SRX400, Rickenbacker 4003, thats probably it, fenders are ok but im trying not to join that crowd. Nothing wrong with people who play fenders or their products, My brother has one and I dont find it for me is all. The way I play, sound or whatever, is that treble growly sound. I play with a pick, im looking into slap and finger picking for fun on the side, but I'll always record and play live with a pick. Strings I use are Ernie Ball...hmmm I think thats about as detailed as I can get. So help me out.