ok i have roughly $300-$500 USD to spend.($800CDN, where i am) I cant try any bass(in my $$ range) expect MIM fender Jazz because of the sad size of my music store. I am more interested in the Ibanez SR400, but have not been able to try it yet. I like the overall feel of the fender but as i said havent been able to try the other. I play mostly metal and funk, jazz sometimes too. Let me know what you think of these basses for the price range, or suggest a better bass in the same price range. ive heard good and bad about both but need to play each to find which is better for me! Any (open minded) opinion is welcome!