Ok, i know this thread has been done before, and i think i've even done something similar, but im really stuck. At first i wanted a 5- string, but now im pretty surew i want a 4. So, as a result, i have sat at Guitar Center for literaly hours playing all the different basses in the $400-600 range. Most of the basses i thought i would like, i did, but there were a lot that were not what i suspected. I wanted dsomething that is different from my fender, not totally different, like different color, different pickups, shape, etc. Basically i had no idea wehat i wanted. Some ones i liked were, Conklin GT-4, SRX-400(?),geddy lee jazz, Sting Sig P, carvin, I also really liked the warwick thumb NT 4, and the MM stingray and sterling, but there out of my price range. So, I have narrowed it down to a couple. Conklin Groove Tools 4, or a carvin, or something similar. Then theres still the issuea t the back of my mind of whether i want a 5 string. Any Suggestions, comments, advice, wisdom would be greatly appreaciated.