Ah i know this is a very overdone question and yove heard it a thosand times. I just recently bought my 2nd bass (Epiphone thunderbird IV) and it had the worse tone ive heard in a while, because i made a mistake, Buying it before i personally played it. Comparing that to my cheap carlo robelli my Robelli was still leaps and bounds better. Now im returining the epiphone (full price i hope ) and will have to start looking for a new bass to try out. im in the 350-400$ range and suggestions? IM looking for a warm punchy tone , 4 strings i play old metal and many other genre's for the fun of it. anyway thanks in advance.