I e-mailed Lee with some questions about the Barker Basses. He suggested I post something here and see what others had to say about it. I'm currently playing a Fender Jazz Bass. I like it, but I'm looking for something different. I want something that can be the Bass, the foundation in a group, as well as cut through melodically at times. My favorite players are a combination of upright (Paul Chambers, Larry Grenadier, Peter Washington, Willie Dixon) and electric (Jamerson, Duck Dunn, Willie Weeks). I'd love to find a bass that can help me play both styles on one instrument. Any thoughts? Thanks.