My SX J-Bass (bought in a shop in a small town in Italy) has had a lot of problems that prove me that it wasn't a great deal: -The jack was very bad, it was much larger than a normal jack so the cables didn't fit very well (I replaced it though) -The neck started bending when I put a new set of strings (which I've read is normal), D'Addario EXL160 (.105 0.85 0.70 0.50), so I was going to tighten that thing you tighten on top of the neck when it bends (forgot the name), when I found out that it was already full tight. -The bass is incredibly heavy, weighting 13 lbs. -The nut is very bad, so sometimes when I play, the E-string gets out of the nut I think this was a very bad chinese copy of a chinese copy! (Sorry for the long and boring introduction) So I was thinking on buying a new bass. My first choice was a Fender, and I found some pretty cheap P-Basses over here, but then I found out that they were copies (they still had "Fender" written on the headstock). Since I don't want to spend (because I don't have) a lot of money, I thought about Yamaha and Ibanez. I've played a Yamaha before (the school's one, a Yamaha RBX260) and I think it's pretty good. But I wanted to know your opinion about those brands. What do you think about them? Are they good for the money?