Ok eh, I had terrible GAS for this Ibanez (I know I know..I normally don't like them either) SDGR 406. I mean, it had a nice lookin natural finish, it played like butter, and had really smooth tone..and it was only $350 in mint shape!! ( I really wanta 6 string too) So you say, hey, what gives?? Why didn't you buy it?? The reason is this: I sat down to jam with a new band I'm puttin togather and played around on the guitarist's bass a little. It cost him $270, it had half flamed half quilted maple top (real), lots of chips in it, was puke green, and played and sounded like it cot $1500...it was a Vestex of all things. I didn't even know that brand existed and I fell in lvoe with the thign immediately despite teh fact it only had 4 strings! Has anyone ever played a Vestex bass..or even seen one?? I mean, he refused to sell it to me! I NEED to find another one. I LOVE it!