Ok, I did a bunch of searches and found nothing that met my needs for information. please I am just going to ask that nobody posts "go an test it out" or "every bass can work" I am in the middle of starting a new project that is going to be a heavy 4 person set with a funky jazz feel with lots of drum and bass. The bass I currently am using mainly is a Warwick rock bass corvette 5 classic, which I love. but I feel that it might not be the right fit. first off the string spacing is a little to close for the frequent slapping and popping I am doing. and also it tends to be a little on the sloppy side. I can fix both of those problems by adjusting my technique a bit. But I heard it is horible to adjust to a bass. I did also find in my searches a few basses that I am interested in. Spector Legend 5 or 6 schecter elite 5, custom 5, studio 6 now these are only the ones caught my eye before when shoping online. I can go and try almost any bass BUT I like to know other ppls opinions about them before I go to try them because it gives me something to look for when I am trying them out. also the store that I would be going to is almost a 2 hr drive from my house so if I am going to make the trip I want to make sure it is worth it. Things I need are: 5 or 6 strings humbucker or J pups or both has to look like a better than average bass cost under a crazy amount of money! (I'm 16 so money is tight but not to tight under $1000 is preferable but I can spend more if need be) other than that its all stock with me. I can play on almost any neck and weight is no problem.