I've been playing the bass for around 8 months now, but don't own a bass yet. I play moderately well. I have a rather big (for me) gig coming up, and I'd like to buy a bass for it (I currently play a crappy J-bass copy). My top 3 choices currently are the G&L Tribute L-2500, Lakland Skyline 55-01, and the upcoming Sterling by Musicman Ray35. First of all, is there another bass in the $800 range you'd consider? (I mostly play praise & worship and jazz) And my question is, would you buy the bass now, or wait for the Ray35 to come out?