Hey All, Long time lurker and reader, seldom do I post, but I have a dilemma of sorts: Currently playing a Schecter Elite 5 through a Genz-Benz shuttle 6.0T. Very happy with the amp, but being as transparent sounding as it is, my bass sounds... a little boring through it. Before the Genz-Benz, I played through a G-K, which, while underpowered, had a tone that I liked. In addition to lacking great tone, the Schecter feels HEAVY. The 35" neck and shorter upper horn have made finding a comfortable playing position a chore. Either wear it up high and contort my arm to play the low frets, or wear it lower and lose fretting precision in the middle or higher frets. So all of this is to say that my upcoming tax refund has me GASing for a new bass. What would you all recommend in the 1000-1500 range, new or used, thats not so heavy and sounds pretty good. I play a lot of styles, mostly blues, rock, and R&B. Not much into slapping, but a string spacing wider than the schecter might be nice. Looking forward to your input!