After being involved in a good discussion over Laklands, I wanted to start a thread to discuss the best bang for the buck basses. Just put down 2 basses for each price range. Under $500, Under $1000, under $2000, and so on. Here are my entries. Under $500 1. OLP Spector models. 2. Fender Mexican Models Under $1000 1. Lakland Skyline Models 2. Carvin Under $2000 1. Warwick Thumb, though neck heavy 2. Spector Euro series. Above $2000 1. Sadowsky, I think they are the best 2. Elrick 3. Fodera, if you can afford one.