Ooops, messed up the title. OK. This post really has 2 questions, 1 specific, and 1 that is more general. First, does anyone have experience with the Cort/Elrick Josh Paul Signature model, and can any comparison be made to the MTD Kingston or Heir? Second, I currently play some more expensive basses (FBass BN6, Ken Lawrence Brase 5) as well as some mid-range instruments (Ibanez GWB1, parts Jazz). I am as pleased with my GWB1 as I am with my FBass. So I'm thinking about de-GAS-ing and moving to a single fretted bass (5 string+) that is $1000 or less. Am I likely to be satisfied with the playability and tone of an instrument that lists for 1/3 to 1/4 the cost of my other instruments? Is it likely that other band members will notice the difference between the sound of the instruments? (I play gospel, jazz, top40, latin). I know that this may seem like a question that only I can answer for myself, but I would like to hear from other that have gone this route. __________________ A friend is someone who will help you move; a good friend is someone who will help you move a body.