I'm thinking of selling my Eminence RN 5 string and getting a laminate bass for my backup. The Eminence sounds GREAT (especially now that I put on a new Lifeline PU - but I think I'd just prefer to play a regular (3/4) bass. These two are available locally and thought I'd check to see if there is any consensus for one being better than the other. Prices are about $700 (Engl) to $900 (Strunal) which seems reasonable for a ply bass. My main bass is a Shen 7/8 Gemunder - just wanting something tough for when I might go into harms way. Thanks.