I come to you, the bass masters, to aid me in my quest for a new bass. I have about $600 (can stretch that) and I want to know what the best 4 string bass for the money is. I am contemplating an Ibanez SR800 (only $589 through AMS) since it is in my price range but many people in the forums here have said that the pickups suck. Is this true ? (I am playing out of a Crate BFX100 (100 Watts) right now in case you were wondering). Today I played a Cirrus through an Ampeg B2 and that kicked ass but it was $1099. Is that a good price? I'm going to Guitar Center in San Fran in a couple days and I would like to know what I should lean towards. I plan on staying and trying out everything they have. oh yeah.....no Fender. Hate the boat paddles...err...necks. THANK YOU !!!!! Any feedback would be most appreciated.