now that i have a decent amp, i'm thinking it's time to upgrade from my starter bass and could use some hints b4 i start crusing around and playing what's out there. the sound i am looking for is more on the warm, rather than on the bright end of things, (will use nickel round-wounds), rich sub and over tones (this is hard to explain), very easy action - easy to play, good sustain on all strings... all for under $1,000... if possible. i have a 4 string and am thinking of going with a 5, but am not sure yet. i know some of this is vague but i hope you get the idea. am looking for brand recomendation and then i'll have to drive for hours to demo since i live in the sticks! Thanks!