By the end of the summer, I should have about 3000 dollars. I will be getting a 400+, but that will still leave about 1600 dollars for a new bass. I know that I don't want a 5 string because I already have a 6. I was thinking either a Ric 4003, or a Stingray w/ 3 band Eq and piezo. I want something with a good clean tone that can be used for classical, but can also be used for things like Vai, Satriani, Rush, Stu Hamm, Progressive stuff, Maiden, and everything in between. I don't really care about the slap tone, but it must be very tappable.