I'm a percussionist playing mostly Afro-Cuban, reggae, world fusion, with a little classic rock thrown in. Decided to take the leap and learn bass. I'm looking for an instrument that is versatile, will work with those styles, and of course, has the potential to sound amazing. Something that will hold its value and that I won't feel limited by in a year or two. Max. price: about $1,200, although I'd like to spend less. These two that are on my current shortlist, although I don't know if these are good choices for what I'm doing: Ric 4003 ($1,100) Washburn Force 4 ($500) Really need your help on this. Buying something this week. Open to your ideas. Thanks!