As some of you may know, I have decided to sell my Fender instead of modding it. It just seems the better way to go. And seeing that I will be making a profit selling it, that just verifies it even more. I need some help though. I like the jazz feel, but dont like the active pups and the RW neck. I will have about $700 bones to spend after I sell it. I have looked through the Classifieds, from a used Warwick Streamer LX, to a Bongo 4HH. I just dont know what to do. Some things I want in the bass are: 1. Used, so I can get more bang for the buck. 2. A maple neck, or darker than RW such as wenge. 3. A neck close to the Jazz, I havent played a P but I hear it is beefier. 4. I play mostly funk, classis rock, and reggae. I need something with that umph when layed with a pick, but soft modest tone when palm muting to get the Family Man feel. 5. Not sunburst! I like things to be different, and thats too normal for me. White with tort, orange, red, etc. are great! Any help is great guys. Im going to GC tonight, and am going to try whatever you recommend. P.S. I started playing bass after seeing Dirk Lance play the SSII, and Flea on his MM. Thanks!