Hello. I've been playing on a extremely cheap Washburn for a few weeks, yesterday it broke (easily fixable I think) but it made me realise that I want to buy a solid bass which will hold up for a while. I really do play everything, but mainly metal and rock. Pantera, RCHP, Foo Fighters, Stone Sour, Slipknot are some examples of bands I like. I think I want a really clear and deep tone. I think I'm going for a 4 string but I am open for suggestions. I'm hoping to find a lightweight bass since I want to stand up and play as much as possible. I am a big fan of the "broomstick"-model. I've been looking at the Steinbergers but according to most people they really are not that good. I've also checked out the Epiphone Les Paul Special (mainly for the looks) but then I've heard it's kind of bulky. Last but not least, my budget would be about: $775 / 600 EU Thanks!