Punk is not about a bass, but rather a sound. All you have to do is find your sound by trying different basses.If you hear it one time,you should know that "this is the sound I want".In every bass through technique and controls you can achieve multiple sounds and tones. Part of getting the sound is in you and what comes through from your mind, through your fingers and down through the amp. As far as some of the comments I have seen, they are pretty close minded."This bass,that bass".I could play any bass and with the right amp it is going to hit you in your chest.I have played a **** load of different basses along with styles to find what was "me". Then, I found the Musicman Sabre, and the search was over. And the people who say a Fender Jazz is not a punk bass, you are pretty funny. Ever listen to Bad Brains, you know, that little punk band out of DC, that is a Fender Jazz you hear my freinds, but what would Darryl and them know about playing punk?