Hi all, I need some advice to get me going. I play the bass and I'm also a lead singer in a band. Think early U2 meets My Bloody Valentine and early Cure. I used to play a guitar but had to switch to bass a year ago. My first bass was (and is) an '82 Fender Musicmaster. It's a fun instrument to play and but when we recorded I had to borrow something that sounded better which happened to be a vintage Mustang. Now I'm considering buying a new instrument and I'm kind of lost. I'm hesitant to buy another short-scale because I already own one and Mustangs look almost the same as my current bass, although it might be an opportunity if I find something really original. I'm definitely aiming for a better sound and as good of a playability as with my Musicmaster. Looks also mean a great deal to me, I want a beautful bass. I really, really like the looks Rickenbacker basses but I'm not sure that it would be easy to play this huge thing and sing and move at the same time. Fenders? Jazz, Precision... I really don't know. I would appreciate any advise. What if I bought a Rick? Which ones are the best? Year, model? I would also like to have as little trouble with truss-rods. Thanks in advance for your help!