Just wondering, several people rave about the great 70s style jazz basses from sadowsky metro, lakland, lull, etc. However, origional 3 bolts regularly sell for much less than 2k. I am getting to the 2k bass purchase within the end of the year, and I would like some info on why one would be better for me than the other. Origional - I like the idea of the investment quality of 70's basses. My P has gone up in value, where as if I would have gotten an MIA for nearly the same price at the time, it would be worth hundreds less today. The drop off for highend bass is quite steep. Also, studios seem to always like my bass (vintage voodo, I realize) and that is a bonus, as I like to do as much studio work as possible. Highend new - Great options and excellent playability, but do they really get "that 70's" sound? Are they worth it if they are just going to loose value? I play all kinds of music, but much of it is as a steady sideman. Nothing flashy, just good solid money earning support.