I have been reading the thread on the worst high-end basses people have ever played/owned. I don't know if there's a thread that addresses this, but what about the best cheap bass you ever played? In the 70s, a friend had a Univox copy of what appeared to be a Mosrite bass. That thing played better than 90 percent of the basses I've ever picked up and had pretty good tone as well. And it wasn't just me. Nearly everyone that played it asked if it was for sale. He eventually sold it for more than twice what he paid for it and he regrets selling it to this very day. (He owns two very nice Precisions, a vintage Danelectro, an Epiphone Rumblekat, a Reverend, a Stingray, and an original Steinberger from the early 80s. On a related note, another friend had a Univox copy of a Les Paul Junior that he upgraded with a DiMarzio Super Distortion pickup. It was also amazing, so much so, it was stolen a few years back.