Go to a store and try said models, and let us know what they are.

Otherwise it'll be the usual 20 posts of Fender, Ibanez, Schecter, G&L, warwick, ESP ETC.
Look used for better bang for the buck, and what amp is he using?

Edit: he also should be doing independent research, as 3rd hand suggestions are hardly a good way to decide how to spend that much money
Last edited by askrere at Nov 3, 2011,
Yeah best advice is that you gotta go play them. Especially without us having much specification here. Although I would highly suggest he looks into a used instrument. Check your local stores and craigslist, see what they have to offer, play different basses.

If I would have waited one more day, I could have payed half for a used version of my 610 cab.

Bass Gear
Fender Deluxe Jazz Bass (Active Electronics) (MIM)
Ampeg SVT-7Pro Head
Ampeg SVT-610 Cab
New Fender Blacktop line.
1997 Guild Bluesbird
Gibson Les Paul Bfg
Ibanez GSR200FM Bass
Bugera V55HD w/avatar cab
Fender Champ 600 with 4 ohm cab
70s traynor 200w head with 2 9x8 cabs for bass