I write electronica but feel some recorded bass would help to make my songs sound more organic. So I'm looking for a versatile bass for around $500. I don't need anything with too much high end for slapping or anything like that. I just need a bass with nice smooth sound for downtempo stuff. If you want an example of the kind of sound I am talking about, have a listen to "La Femme d'argent" by Air. It doesn't have to sound exactly like that bass, but you'll get an idea of what I'm talking about if you listen to the song. So firstly, is there a label for the kind of bass I'm looking for? Jazz bass? Idunno. Any specific brand/models you recommend?