#2
for that price (around $300?) i'd go for an ibanez. their necks are really slimmed down. slimmer necks = faster playing and mobility. sqeeze in a couple more hundred dollars and you could get a schecter. those are nice.
#4
thats the bass i played in guitar center yesterday!

i loved it, i loved it. it was really nice, im gonna get it when i get money, and my lesbian friend has an ibanez bass that i play regularly and with the ten minutes i played the washburn in gc i came to the conclusioin that the washburn is better... and both are the same price