Seems to me like every time I go to the store every bass I pull down to play sounds like a variation of something that has already been done. You've got your Fender sounds - P & J, Rick, Hofner, boutique (low mid growly bass), EB0, and that group of thumpy hollow bodies. Maybe the Jack Cassidy gets its own category too. Of course there are plenty of other features that weigh in the final decision to purchase, but as far as just considering the sound and nothing else, I find myself always looking for something a little different. More and more it seems to be taking me back to the old basses. Can anyone recommend some new basses that are as unique as the Rick or the Hofner?