At the moment Im making do with a squier precision. I went to try out a few basses with no price range in mind. Tried everything from sadowsky j/p, to stingrays, sterlings, A second hand Rick, but I have boiled it down to three. They happen to be all fenders. They are; 51P Bass Reissue (sunburst/maple) American Std Jazz (sunburst/maple) Highway one Jazz (honey blonde/rosewood). I play eveything from electronic/dance-rock (think new order, goose, the rapture) right through to heavier grunge (nirvana, queens of the stone age sound etc) and need a bass to cover most styles. I never really slap, but use funk lines built from dorian and mixolydian. Im leaning towards the Amercian std as it has better parts and a smoother feeling neck. The 51 reissue surprised me, but may be too one dimensional, and the highway one seemed to be the best value for money. Can anyone give me their thoughts/opinions, which one will be better overall and last me the longest (Im looking for a keeper, a solid bass I will always return to).