Howdy folks, Just wanted to see what everyone's thoughts were on my next bass. (I know, I know, I need to play it myself to be sure - but I really don't feel like running back & forth to UPS every week if I don't have to). I'm a big, old-school, flatwound sort of guy. My stable right now is: Lakland Bob Glaub w/ flats (soon to be replaced by a Valenti P5 w/flats) Hofner 63 reissue Lakland Jerry Scheff w/ TI Flats Lakland Darryl Jones w/ rounds Lakland 55-02 (fretted & fretless) Stingray 5 w/rounds Custom Bass VI w/ flats I've got all of these in their own sort of niche, the only spot that is really left open is straight rock & roll (like 70's P w/ rounds) tone. I need something with 5 strings (because that's what *everyone* seems to ask for these days) that's just in your face. My first instinct is a G&L L2500, I just have a hard time liking their finishes. I'm trying not to duplicate any finishes, either, which gets complicated. So far I've got Sherwood Green, Lake Placid Blue, Inca Silver, Black, White,Orange (Lava Pearl), Candy Apple Red, and Sunburst all covered. I'd love to have something in Shoreline Gold, or Ice Blue Metallic...maybe even Burgundy Mist. My wife really doesn't like any wood grain (she's barely ok with the Hofner...lol) so I prefer vintage colors. Anyhow, the G&L was my knee jerk reaction, but I'm also curious about a Roscoe Beck V, or a Reverend Rumblefish. Not really interested in a Rick or T-Bird (I just can't seem to get along with a neck-through bass - not to mention that they're both 4's). Also considering waiting for the 5 string Dark Stars to hit and then putting them in a Joe Osborn 5. Anyhow, there's a lot more collective experience (esp. with this sort of music - I mainly play country) on this board, so I figured I'd ask.