I want to buy a new 5 or 6 string bass and I've been reading a lot about the Washburn XB925 and XB926 and the Ibanez Prestige series. They both seem pretty similar and both very good.
My first bass was a Washburn XB500
and I really like it (bantam series, early 90s: 5 strings with little space, active, low action, large radius, 24 frets), now I want something similar but with better quality and specs. Looking for something like that, I came across the Prestige and Custom Shop series.
I live in Argentina and it's not easy to find good basses here, and I can't try everything out. I'm going to travel to the US next month and I want to buy a bass there and bring it home, but I won't have a lot of time to try it out so I want to go with a specific model in mind.
So far it seems like Prestige and Custom Shop are both very good and have similar specs, but I want to hear some differences about them.
Is one of them straight out better than the other in build quality? What differences do they have regarding sound and feel?
Any info is appreciated, thanks in advance.
PS: If any of you is selling one of this basses, PM me. I'll be in the Northern East coast during Nov 2013.