So after saving up from work, and sacrificing much-needed adolescent parties, alcohol, and going out, I bought a "real" bass at Sam Ash: -Ibanez BTB 785 PB AM. Poplar burl top. $749.99 ($799 on tag) -Schaller Nickel Straplocks $19.95 -Perri's (?) Black leather wide strap $9.99 -High Beams 5 string set $29.99 -2 year guitar setups $100 Total: $969.07 (Taxes included.) Managed to get a free gift, Hartke HT20 Chromatic Tuner. Was this a good deal? What do you guys think? I just want to share my excitement, and to make sure I wasn't ripped off!!!