hey, i want to buy a new bass, but i have absolutly no clue what to look for. I played different models in a music store, but the many different types with so many different settings just left me confused. Additionally im playing with a lot of effects on usually, so hearing the bass clean in the store only gives me 50% of what i want to know... im looking for following: - I like my sound even with long sustain and very little percussive qualities. I hate it when every small movement and pluck sounds like your slapping (some of the basses i played had pickups that almost sounded like microphones). A bass with not much fret noise. - a bass that works well with analogue octavers (boss oc-2) - a bass that generally works well with most effects (passive or active?) - the bass im playing now is putting out so much low end that it tends to produce wierd artefacts on some effects and most PAs. Thats pretty annoying. - generally a bass that sounds warm and neutral (can i have both at the same time?) - a bass that works well with plectrum Im looking for something midrange (400-800)... any help apreciated!