I've been playing my '76 Fender P-Bass (with P/J Basslines pickup configuration and maple neck) for over 22 years. This bass is warm and great for fingerstyle but I can't get a great tone for popping/slapping and the tone easily gets lost in the mix. I'm hoping you can suggest some hi-quality 5-strings that have ALL of the following criteria (not in order of importance): - physically good for slapping/popping - possesses a "signature" tone different from my Fender - stands out in the mix - 24 frets - non-maple fretboard - active electronics - good, solid B-string I'm essentially looking to find a bass that is completely opposite of my Fender (which I will keep). My price limit is $3,000 or under. I'm open to any and all suggestions. Thanks!