Ok I am taking the plunge and buying a six string bass. Its a galveston but I like its tone and feel. So it got me thinking can we really get good tone from off brands like galveston and some of the other asian made instruments.? It seems as if in the last few years the quality of such instruments has really gone up and they are a real bargain for the money. No longer are they cheap ply wood. Some are really nice instruments. This six stringer is solid swamp ash and has a quilted maple top. Its beautiful.Granted they will probably never be on the same level as Sadowskys or any othe high end bass. Does anyone have what would be considered budget gear and like it and get good tone? I am a fim believer that you dont have to have the most expensive gear there is to get good tone.