Hello! I'm actually looking for a bass that fits my needs perfectly. I have a good budget. The bass must have a great slap sound and a great solo voice... I usually use Clarke's solo technique... I was obviously thinking about getting an Alembic, but since I'm going to spend big bucks, I would really appreciate your councils. If you know an on-line shop where I can find a good deal, please write the URL... My luthier talks very well about Wal basses, but I'm not sure I understand their features... are MachI and others different only in the shape? Thanx a lot!!!