You've probably have had a million of these posts but I guess I'll start with the beginning. Short story I promoise! Had my holden parked outside my store on one of the main roads. Bass guitar in the boot along with the set of marshalls, some pedals and two guitars. One being a telecaster and the other being a warlock. Drunk driver crashed into my car. The telecaster has got new strings a new neck, the amps are in perfect working order the pedals have been replaced the warlock no damage (surprisingly since it was in a padded case) But my bass guitar, a fender squier which was in a hard case, the body and neck had split in half. (the case no real damage... go figure) So now I find myself needing a new bass. And since i've been thinking about buying a new bass before, being forced to has given me less time to think about what to buy next. Now I know alot of people have complained about fender squiers over the years, but my one was surprisingly enough quite well built and with the removal of the most crappiest pickups I've ever seen in my life and some HB pups installed it turned out to be quite a stable piece of beauty. But as the guitar was my very first, it still wasn't good. So anyway I do mainly rock music and some alternative. I'm now wondering what I should upgrade to, since I'm not wanting to go back to such entry level bass. I've got about 1200 to spend (Australian Dollars) and still not sure what to acquire. Any suggestions?