Hello guys. I have decided to learn bass guitar. I have been playing acoustic guitar for 8 years, and electric for about 3. I have strong, flexible fingers, and I know bass will be fine. I'm looking for something nice, but not too nice, that will be good for slapping, but that has 5 strings. I was looking at dingwall, but I think that's getting ahead of myself. If y'all could recommend some nice basses in the $500 to $1000 range that are good for slapping, I'd be much obliged to you. Thanks for having me on your forum, gabriel EDIT: I forgot to mention, some music I'm into: tool, pink floyd, dispatch, insomnium, paul simon, nickel creek, robert johnson, andy mckee, eric johnson, jimi hendrix. Lots more, but that covers a wide swath of the spectrum.