Hey folks, I don't really want to post the whole situation on here, but let's just get to the meat of it: After several years of stalling by the other party, I finally have a settlement coming in the next few weeks. The details aren't relevant, but during the course of the events that led to this settlement, I had to sell a lot of gear I would have rather kept (that's what you get for doing someone a favor!). Anyway, after the last of the attorney's fees, I will have $4k to play with. Here's what I sold: - Modulus Quantum 5 - Spector NS-5 - Spector NS-5CRFM - MTD Z6 - Fender American Deluxe Precision Bass V - Washburn USA XB-925 fretless five-string - Washburn HB15C jazz guitar - Samick ES-175 jazz guitar copy - all my guitar amps, except an older model Line6 guitar POD (I'm primarily a bassist these days) Here's what I kept: - MTD Kingston-series (Korean-made) Artist 5 - 2x Line6 Variax 705 five-strings - Line6 Bass POD xt Live - Markbass LittleMark II - Crown K2 poweramp - Schroeder 1210L - Schroeder 21012L I also kept my Roland TD-6SXT electronic drumset and the Fender Rumble 100-watt 2x10 I use with it, and some electric, acoustic, and classical guitars, my Alesis QS 8.1 keyboard, acoustic piano, some computer recording equipment, etc. I have to say, I don't really miss have a high-quality bass such as the Modulus or Spector as much as I thought I would. My MTD Artist plays great, sounds just fine live, and I don't have to worry about it getting beaten up or stolen. For sessions, I use my Line6 Variaxes and LOVE them for this application. I'm very happy with my Line6 Bass POD xt Live (for recording and running direct live) & my Schroeder 1210L (for playing live, with the LMII). I don't use the Crown K2 or 21012L much (frankly, they're overkill for me). I'm not thrilled with the LMII's tone, but the convenience is worth it. Even after this settlement, I'm still down ~$7k overall (grr), but at least I will have some money now to get some decent gear again, if I want. I actually have a chance to buy my very same American Deluxe 5-string P back, and for about what I sold it for, but I'd like to consider other options, as well. So, here's where you guys come in... Recommend me some gear! Should I get a guitar amp? A jazz guitar? A fretless? A better fretted bass? (My current #1 gigger, the MTD, was $425 used on eBay.) I'm a big fan of Nino Valenti's basses, but really, my MTD works okay for me. I wouldn't mind having a fretless again; I miss having one, although I would get another MTD Artist, to match my fretted, if I do that. They're about $700. I also miss having a six-string, but it's not the first thing on my list to replace. In the "What bass could you kick yourself for having sold?" thread, I said my Modulus Quantum. That was the perfect bass for me at the time that I bought it, but that was before I discovered MTDs - I'm a huge fan of their thinner, flatter/wider necks (I came to bass from classical guitar), but like their website says, the tone in my head was in that bass. My Line6 Variaxes nail it, too, though, but they aren't as playable. What would you get? I will probably just put the money into savings until I decide.