I used to be a member of this community a long, long time ago when I was in middle and high school. I was a casual bass player, but I switched to the saxophone for marching and jazz band and the bass kinda fell by the wayside. I'm nearing the end of my masters program and I just got a job at a large music instrument chain, and it seems like the perfect opportunity to come back to the bass. The employee pricing helps, too! I like unusual instruments that can function as rhythm or solo instruments, and I'm really wanting to get a six string bass. I've played with an Ibanez 506 in the store, and I liked it well enough with the exception of the low B string, which I found to be pretty buzzy. When I had a more experienced player try it they were able to cut a lot of that out, so I bet it's mostly my lack of technique. I'm looking at the 506, the 1206E, and the Schecter Studio 6. The Schecter is the one I'm really leaning towards, but I wanted to get some advice. I mostly plan on playing solo and acoustic indie/jam rock for now, though I love funk, rock, and jazz as well and would like to play those styles eventually. I'm also going to be taking lessons to get back into shape as soon as possible. I'm a beginner so I don't need the best instrument, but I am an adult looking for something nice that I won't have to replace for a long time, if ever. I'd like to play all three and then make my decision, but six string instruments are special order in most places and I haven't been able to find one besides the one 506. So between the three, which would you choose? As I said, the Schecter is in the lead right now despite not having played it, but the reviews I've read seem to indicate that the Schecter build is better than the Ibanez. I have the feeling that none of them will be "bad," per se, and no matter which one I choose I'll be happy. It's just that given the choice, I'd like to pick the one that will make me the happiest.