I've heard ESP is a good brand, especially for guitars, but the fact that I've <b>never</b> seen them mentioned here is a little disconcerting. I'd like to try some of them -- especially the F-204/205 -- and I'm beggining to wonder if that'd be a waste of time. Or anything else about them. I doubt I'll be buying anything new soon, but I know this cheap P-bass copy (Austin!?) won't serve me forever.