Quick history: Past few months I've been gassin' for basses. I'm not playing bass in a band, but for some reason I've really been seeking out new possibilities. Started when I happened upon a great deal on a Laguna OCEAN fretless 4. Sounded great, felt great, looked nice, neck-thrul. Wonderful! More on that later. That set me looking around a bit. Happened upon an Ibanez BTB1206 in near-new condition. Got it. Still looking around. But the OCEAN bass had originally exhibited a slight buzz, and that buzz increased quickly. Turned out the trussrod was completely unbound in the neck. Returned the bass. Still looking. Played a Ric 4003 that was awesome. Went back when there was a 15% off sale... but not only was the Ric on the exempt list, it had the same across-the-neck buzz I'd heard in the Ocean bass! Meanwhile, over the past few months I'd played a plethora of different basses. From Schecters to Warriors to everything else. And I'm finding that virtually all of 'em have some glaring weakness or problem that pushes me away. It's a good thing. I really don't need 'em to begin with, and saving the $$$ is a plus.