Hey guys, I'm coming up on my ninth year of playing bass and I have decided to upgrade my guitar. I've been playing on a cheapo Ibanez EDB400 for all this time. Just yesterday I walked in to my local Guitar Center and picked up what I thought was a Stingray. I played it for a while, admiring the awesome tone and as a was placing it back on its hanger I noticed the price tag: $600! So my question is: if I want to keep my budget around $700, where would my money be better spent, on this Sterling by MM or on an Ibanez SR7--? I'm looking for a 5er to get that extra range. Would I be better off saving up another grand for a real Stingray or a SR Prestige? Any better basses on this budget (no Fenders)? Thanks in advance guys!