I'm perfectly happy with my G&L L-2500 tribby as my main instrument. It reliably and comfortably provides a super full range of tones that I can use in all my eclectic musings. I have a couple other very cheap basses, but I rarely play them at all. I sometimes muse that I will get rid of those 2 and buy myself a 2nd, really nice bass. My 3 top choices are: -MusicMan Ray35 -Fender P -Epiphone Jack Casady The Jack Casady is the most puzzling for me. It never seems to go down in price! I keep looking out for a deal, but none ever seems to come. Is it really that good? For me, it's not a natural choice since I'm preferably a 5 string player. Yet the Casady bass appeals to me more than even a MusicMan... Is the Casady such a great bass?