Well , it's time for me to go into the real world of basses , put down the Ibanez and get a real bass. I was looking for a Musicman or Warwick , something high end but not Fodera high end. My only problem was that with musicman and Warwick basses....... they seem to have a distinct sound and I don't want to lock myself down , and since I live in Alaska I can't try them to see if the sounds suit me......... Then I came across G&L. I'm looking at a 5 string 2 Humbucker passive/active bass in sunburst. I've heard good things about them , their durability and range of sounds. I'd just like a bit of input from anyone with a bit of G&L experience or suggestions. Thanks.