I've been playing bass for a year now. (after switching from 5 years of playing guitar) Been playing on a Yamaha RBX-375 (used) and since I'm seriously considering a career as a musician I figured i should get an instrument more serious. I mainly play jazz, blues, funk. Recently got my hands on some beautiful instruments while visiting another country in a really nice music store. Long story short - I would like to hear some suggestions on a good price/quality ratio instruments. I myself am leaning towards Fender JB (probably Japanese one since American would exceed my budget which is around 1000$). Should I get a new one from a local dealer (a music store for example) or should I consider browsing eBay for a better deal? Any advice would be much appreciated.