Hi TB! Currently I have cheap Ibanez btb405 which s***s big time, I tried with nordies, Barts, Delanos and all kind of preamps, but it's made of some cheapo soft wood, + has strange pickup positions, and no sound from it plugged neither unplugged. It sounds totally dead and unbalanced yeah, I'm somewhat pi**ed off at the moment So I'm looking for a budget bass with 19mm spacing, fast neck, decent B string, and good wood which I found to be very or most important for good sound. I don't care for exotic woods, just want it to be quality piece of ash or alder Currently looking at Lakland 55-01, so wondering is that good idea? ps, I play modern pop, pop-rock and funk mostly, and thinking about Fat Stacks/U-retro deluxe combination, but that is a second part of the story thanks!