Hi all, I'm just getting back into playing after some years. When I was young, I thought more was always better. Why have 4 strings when you can have 5 or 6? Why have 20 frets when you can have 24? The problem is now that I don't have a bass suitable for what I want. I will be playing some blues, some country and occasionally at church. I want a no-nonsense Jazz-style bass that I can really get to grips with. I want to buy a Jazz (or equivalent) that is good value (say under £400 / $600) that I can upgrade as and when I'm ready. I've looked at Fender, Squier, Bass Collection and others - I'm open minded. What does everyone recommend?