Gee wiz... i've been so friggin' stupid !!! I told u about my new bass, an Ibanez BTB400QMTK, right ?? Well.. i've made a very stupid mistake.. I played the bass in the store while sitting down, and i played the bass at home while sitting down.. Yesterday i went to practice with my band, playing the bass while standing, with the bass in a strap.. and guess what ? It sucked ! the bass is beautyfull, the sound is beautyfull, but i can't play the bass when it's in a strap.. ARGH !! My fat belly is in the way.. the bass hangs in a bad position for me.. this sucks arse ! so i went back to the store this morning and explained the whole thing. I also brought my strap and began to try out some basses. I saw an Ibanez EDC705, which i also tried.. That bass was a perfect fit ! So i hooked it up to an amp, and... woah ! even the sound was great ! i played with that bass for almost an hour, and it was great. So i talked to the sales-dude, and i only had to pay $ 10, since the EDC705 was only $ 10 more than the BTB400. Once again... i have a new bass.. and i'm back to 5-strings.. ( the BTB was 4 strings ) the BTB played devine on my knee, but it sucked ass on my gut and while i'm at it, here's a tip for anyone that's about to buy a new bass : bring a strap !