I'm a gigging fool. I have been playing Fender J's for a while. They are easy-going, engineers have their setting for them in most cases and they have a well-rounded tone that will work for my jazz, funk, folk, salsa, soca, fusion, Zydeco/nawlins, blues, rock, reggae and free form gigs. I'm the kinda of bassist that isn't looking for jewelry instrument (i.e. Alembic, Warriors... ets.), granted they're beautiful, I'm more pragmatic in my needs. I also am not into having a bunch of basses for a gig... I like to have two: Fretless and Fretted. What would somebody suggest as my next bass to try out that isn't over $2000, that is Solid, great versitile tone, will last (at least) 10 years and will not give me a bunch of nasty looks in the studio? Thank you in advance for you your suggestions.