As a guy with a modest fixed income who just had to pay for a new exhaust on my car, I always look at the used market first when considering music gear. Yesterday, I found a used Tobais bass for a price I could fit in to my budget. I forget the model, but it looks very much like a J bass without a pick guard. The wood isn't quite coffee table quality, but it's definitely a step up from the average standard edition of most translucent finished basses (so it's probably Tobias' entry or mid level offering). The body was well balanced, the action was just right (feels like my Peavey but didn't require a tiny bit of fret buzz inaudible through amplification to get there), and the price doesn't require sacrificing a kidney. It's in great shape, and with a wipe-down, it would be hard to tell I bought it used at all. It's hard to not like this bass; except it's a 4 string. I can almost forgive that, except I'm currently trying to find a 6 string. I know there's probably going to be lots of posts about "Jaco only needed 4" and "more strings don't really give you that many extra notes", but I switched to bass from 7 string guitar. I also play with people who use different tunings song to song, having that extended range lets me transpose instead of needing to tune to match. After playing this bass, I absolutely understand the appeal of Tobias basses, I just can't convince myself I need a 4 banger. Would it be worth grabbing up to re-sale or trade for a decent 6 string?