Just wanted to know what your recommendations are, and either new or used is OK. I'd like something under 9 lbs, and somewhat tighter-than-Fender string spacing is OK too. There are a lot of things on my list to try before I make my mind up: -Rickenbacker 4003 (I've played 4001's but not a 4003) -Used Alembic Essence or something (not so sure about weight) -Used Mike Lull (I like Jazz Basses) -Reissue Fender -Lakland Skyline Darryl Jones -Gibson SG Reissue -Rickenbacker 4004 (never played one) -Used Spector I'd consider just about anything, doesn't have to be terribly expensive, just punchy and comfortable. The Schecter Exotic Zebrawood bass is pretty cool (or looks cool, anyway) and it's about $800. Likewise, USA Fenders (I've had a few) are in the running as well. And tell me why you like what you're recommending. Thanks.