Right, after months of running around in circles, I have finally decided to consult the TB elders for this challenge, a great 6 string in the mid-price catergory. I'd say I have a budget of around £600 (I can save more if I have to). For all you American folk, make that around $1,000 (say an upper limit of $1200). So, here's what I'm looking for: A tonally flexible bass, should be at home in both my jazz group, concert band and my rock/funk band. A tight B string (this is why several of my shortlist include 35" scale) I'm not too fussed about neck through vs bolt on but neck through is always nice to have. I have fairly long, thin fingers (pianists fingers) and can wield a broad neck warwick 6er so wide spacing is not a problem. I'd prefer something that wouldn't be too difficult to slap on (by my measurements, my current four string is actually quite tight spacing, about 17-18mm so my technique is quite accurate). I just don't want anything ultra narrow spacing wise. I don't mind modifying basses myself, I know some on this list I would want to upgrade (mainly electronics). I'm not too bothered about weight, I'm young and athletic (I do weights, swim, run and play tennis). I would like my bass to be fairly balenced though, I play seated for concert band and jazz band. Right, I think that should be enough information for you, any more questions, don't hesitate to ask. Just one last thing, you can ignore shipping and taxes etc. in this budget, I worry about that stuff later lol. Ok, the shortlist is in poll form, please justify why you have chosen your option, in particular, if you choose other, please name the bass and why.