So, just on a whim, heres a question. I'm looking at getting another bass, but I'm not sure where to go. First off, let me share my playing style/influences. My major influences are James Jamerson, Duck Dunn, Paul McCartney, and the bass player from Chase (no idea what his name is). The stuff I normally play, whether at school or just for fun/jams is usually blues, jazz, BIG swinging jazz, rock, and funk. By funk, I mean stuff like Sly, Motown, James Brown stuff. You know, stuff that holds the groove, and keeps it funky. I'm looking into getting into slap styled stuff ala Earth, Wind and Fire, etc. But I want the bass to be able to still go back to sounding low and thumpy, or jazz/blues-ish. I was thinking a Fender Jazz. The strings also present a problem. Right now, I play on the Jamerson Labellas (God I love them), and I still want to use flatwounds, maybe. I've heard good things about the Labella black nylons and Rotosound strings though. So any input on anything would be greatly appreciated.