Hey all. I don't post in the bass section very often, its suits me better as an information area. But, I'm stuck in the crosshairs, so to speak. Right now, I've been playing since October. Now, I played guitar for two years, taking the time to learn every chord and scale, not wanting to be regulated to power chords and the like. I played French Horn for 1 1/2 years before that. My set up is simply a MIM Fender Precision, and a fender Bassman 60 combo. I love this amp, and the P-bass fits my simple, meat-and-potatoes style of playing. Now, I feel like I'm stuck. I'm not a technical player, my influences are mainly Jack Bruce, JPJ, Paul Simonon, and Tim Commerford, very simple yet effective bassists that could lay down a groove for their respective bands. My problem: I enjoy my Precision bass (I enjoy the MIA even more) but, is there something else for me? I play both finger style and with a pick, and the Pbass seems to be The bass for both styles, the standard bass for everything, before upgrading. With my simple yet delicate playing, should I stick with what I like in this bass? The punch I get with a pick, and the Thump I get from my fingers? I am interested in Rickenbackers, though I have never tried one, but I hear great things about RICs cutting through the mix. But I hear they have very little to offer in terms of finger players. My main question being, is there a reason for me to to move on to major basses (major purchases) or is my simple bass good for my simple style? Any input is appreciated, sorry for the rant-like post.