alright. so i think its new bass time. i need a little help from the peanut gallery (you guys ) i play in a funk/fusion band, as well as a grunge/alt rock band, who also plays classic rock. i currently play an ibanez, and find the neck too thin, the sound too bright, and the weight too much. and the sound isn't 'ME' either. the budget is from $0.00 (wishful thinking?) to $1300. so, here are the choices: 1) Look around for a cool ibanez (like the btb or edb) or other production bass with a larger neck and mod it a bit. 2) Get a Valenti! (very upper price range, but cool) 3) Build my own from parts. step right up and help me out.