Hi, Christmas has gone and my birthdays come and ive been playing bass for a year and my birthdays coming up so I thought it was time to get a new bass. My current bass is a Squire precision which i got last year. Its not a bad instrument and my friend says its quality is better than most squires he has played and he thinks quality in lower end instruments is a loterry. ive never had a problem with it but want to expand my collection. im interested in getting a quality bass now i know i want to continue and have definitly a yearning for the bass. my brother plays guitar and alot o my friends play instruments of which 2 play bass and one has been playing ages and helps me along. what bass would you recomend to someone who does not class himself as a begginer because i have put in alot of effort and enjoyed every minuit of it. My perfect bass if I could have any is the rickenbacker 4003 but Im not sure as im still in school is in my budget although ive considered getting a part time job and putting every penny into a bass. Any info on a fender jazz would be helpful though.