Hello All, I've read the threads on the crapola basses, and I get the picture. However, I would like to get some opinions on new bass choices with only a budget of $1500 available (plywood obviously). I know Shen has a new ply bass out (model SB80) that lists below $1500. From what I've read, I'd trust a Shen, and the service from the luthier I could buy one from. What other choices/recommendations are there in that price range? For comparison sake, I'm currently playing a '39 Kay C-1. There's bound to be something out there that's generally = to, better than a Kay. Thanks for tolerating my qyestion.