The last two days, I almost went to GC and bought a Bongo SC/H five string. I finally decided not to because when I really thought about it, I realized that was more interested in getting a Bongo because of threads I have been reading than because of any real musical need. That said, the Bongo certainly has more powerful and brilliant sound than my Ibanez RD505, however, I really like my Ibanez. I have no problems with its tone or playability. I should add that my Ibanez was bought as a backup to my Lakland Skyline 55-02. It's not like I don't have a bass of similar quality to the Bongo. I'm not blaming TB for almost wasting money, but the thrill of participating in threads and describing my latest purchase can be addictive. I'm just glad that i slowed down and listened to the voice in my head instead of letting adrenalin guide me in making a decison. I just wanted to share this thought with you guys.