I play in a melodic rock band(some heavier songs, but nothing metal) and for awhile now I've been wondering about what bass I should put work into saving up for. I'm gonna buy used, and I'm wanting to keep this >$600. I really like the look of the Fender American P-Bass, and it seems pretty flexible with that S-1 switching thing. I've never actually played one, and there isn't a music store nearby that carries these. They carry the MIM and Squiers and stuff, but not the MIA. Would this be a good bass for my given situation? The next bass I buy will become a second gigging bass(depending on how I like it, possibly my main one). Just let me know what you think, and I'm open to suggestions. Thanks and God bless.