I don't play bass but need one for recording. I don't care how it looks, I don't care that it plays like a dream, I don't care about most things except that it sounds good. I guess the kind I'm looking for is a bass that's 'clean'. I've heard some bass players play and it's just plopplopPLOP because of the loose strings, and sometimes it just sounds a little distorted or something. Anyway, just a thick chunky sounding bass for my studio. Nothing too fancy I'm going to make my limit somewhere around $1000. Surely there's a bass out there that sounds really decent on a recording for $1000. I'll most likely get used to save cash.