Hello, all. I've been reading posts here for some time, but I am a new supporting member (first time posting). I am looking to purchase a used Carvin SB5000, or possibly a 5001. I definitely want an ash body with maple fingerboard. Also looking for standard active electronics, and of course a finish that does it for me. I will be watching classifieds, but I am not sure how purchases are made on TalkBass. I am also concerned about getting ripped off. can anyone share their experiences making purchases through this forum?