I've just about decided what my nex bass will be, either a Cort Curbow 5 or a Carvin B5 kit. The fact that I can't really play the Carvin is kind of a tun off, but it seems to have the most tone potential. If I got that one, I'd get the Hb-2 package. The Cubow, on the other hand, is sold fairly close to where I live, so I've played one And I liked it. It's a little less expensive, but I don't know if the $100 is worth the lack of versitility. I play a lot of punk and metal, but I also play in my church's worship band, so I'd like a lot of different sounds out of my bass. I know this is kind of a tall order, but I'd appriciate any help. Thanks.