Currently I own a Pedulla 6 string bass that I love to death. It has lots of tones and I love the range on it. That being said, its a pretty modern sounding bass, and I'd like something that works better for old school jazz and blues. And sometimes its nice to just have the simplicity of 4 strings. I'd really like to get an upright, but my living situation doesn't allow it. I also considered a microbass like the Kala Ubass, but they haven't been around very long and I'm not sure if they'd going to stay around or not. I'd hate to buy an instrument and then five or ten years later be unable to find strings for it, for example. The next best bet would be a hollow or semihollow body bass. Right now I'm looking at the Gretsch Electromatic and the Epiphone Casady, but I was wondering which other models would be worth looking into. I'd also like to hear from people who own these types of basses as to the pros and cons of these basses. Right now I'm mostly a bedroom player or a small group jammer; the largest group I've played in front of was about 100 people. I know about the feedback issues with these types of instruments but I don't think it would be an issue for me at the moment.