So a little background, I can't sing, am not the greatest musician in the world, but I have a passion for music so I took the next logical step and decided to start looking towards writing/production. Part of that has involved buying various instruments (Guitars, basses, a drum kit, and a futon since buying instruments has put an actual bed far beyond my economic reach) and learning to play them to the best of my abilities (I am absolutely confident that I can write and play a pop song as long as it doesn't have an F chord in it). Looking at my current collection though, I know damn well that my bass (A cheap Ibanez with buzzy MMs) is not gonna cut it so I started looking towards an upgrade. The two options I found were the Fender American Standard P bass and the Schecter Custom 4. The Fender would seem to be the clear winner since it's just about the cleanest sounding thing I've ever heard, although it's about twice the price and not the most versatile bass. The Schecter is cheaper (Which is nice cause I'm still paying off a $2k Pearl kit) and is a little more versatile, but I'm not sure how it would sound "in the booth", and I'm not really saving money if I have to go out and replace the cheaper bass as I'm finding out with this Ibanez. So I'm torn between the two, or is there a third option sort of in the same price range that might work? I'm just not sure about the transition from a practice amp to the studio.