I was going to practice and I found this absolutely beautiful bass at a store I know the manager of, they have a clear red maple fretboard american made G&L L-2000 used on sale for 699. is this a good deal or should I pass and get the bongo? I love the tone on this bass and I just need to sweet talk my care givers into getting this for my birthday the 28th. should I get this now or wait for 3+ months on a bongo? (would be discounted as well, sponsors can order it) they would both be about the same price at $700.00 american otal. both play beautifully and have a wide variety of tones. I don't know how long this will be inthe store so time is an issue. (I hope to convince my parents by this weekend, not likely, I have 4 basses that I can get locally they I want, this one just feels so amazing it's not even funny) p.s. what does each knob and switch do? sorry for the long post. as you can tell my mind is mostly made up.