Ok, so I have been playing bass since I was 12, that's about 4 years now. My dad says it's time I get a "good" bass (I was happy with my Yamaha). Dad has a friend who's selling a Zon which I tried this morning. It was beautiful and sounded and felt really good. Problem is it costs a lot of money. I know that I will enjoy it and appreciate it it, but I don't know if I'm ready for something like this. Funny thing is, dad always tells everyone to choose a bass based on how it feels and sounds to you, and not based on the $$$$ tag. I tried a Yamaha TRB 1005 which I sort of liked. It's cheaper than the Zon, but weighs more, and I'm afraid I might get tired carrying the Yamaha for more than 15 minutes. What should I do? I don't want dad to spend too much money (I told him that already). I'm happy with the bass I have now (I told him that too), but he still wants to get me a "better bass" (sounds like he might be in conflict with his own philosophy). Will a "better" bass help me to grow. Should I wait until I'm a little older before getting my first "better" bass? What other basses might be worth looking into?