Well, here I am again asking for help,I'm just a helpess bastard arent I?? hahaha. Yesterday I purchased a Truetone 50s vintage bass. Its real delicate , but it has a cool sixties sounding , psychedelic tone. So Im gonna limit myself to only using it in recording. Which would leave me with my J bass for gigging,but the thing about J basses, I love the sound of em, but the feel kills me. When Im playing it I feel like im holding a baby and dont wanna drop it. I just cant really groove with it. So what Im asking is can anyone suggest a good stage bass for me. Ive always been a Gibson/Epiphone and Fender guy , so Im kinda tired of the classics. And Im sure as hell tired of the sunburst color. So If you can tell me of a bass with pretty universal sound and some cool colors,please no sunburst or black. Ive gotten so tired of the classic colors, I want something thatll look good with a cool color , and no pickguard please. My budget is 650$ and if you could show me some pics or a website that would be great. Thanks to all.