I am looking to buy a hollow or semi-hollow bodied bass. I want that warm semi-acoustic sound, but still need clarity. No muddy sounds thank you. I had an Ibanez Artcore AGB200 but found the production values really poor - it would have cost me a packet to get the frets properly fixed. The tone pot is pretty weak. I part-ex'd it. So, tone clarity and decent quality build are what I am looking for. Here are the possibles. Your views greatly appreciated. Epiphone Jack Casady Guild Starfire I - (the Starfire II is a bit out of my budget) Gretsch Electromatic G5440LSB - hollow and fat Gretsch G5442BDC - thin and short scale (I am fine with shortscale) italia maranello cavo (a bit hard to find in the UK) Reverend Dub King - looks super cool, but it seems to have quite a muddy tone Chowny CHB-2 - Thoughts?