I'm looking to buy my first real bass and would like to do it right the first time. I'm leaning toward a Modulus Quantum 4 or 5. I play a 4, but looking to move toward a 5. The one i'm looking at is 2,400 but my budget is 2,000. Is it worth the wait to get this bass, or should I look at something else? Others that caught my eye: Ken Smith, but far too expensive. Warwick, love the sound it gives off but MUCH too heavy. No way am I going to be jumping around with that thing on. I personally despise jazz basses, not necessarily the sound, but they look god awful. And I know I shouldn't buy a bass for looks, but I just hate the look of those retro styles. It's tough to look at other basses when i'm fascinated with the Quantums. Funny thing is, i've NEVER played one. Sad, yes, but after researching them for quite sometime, I've heard nothing but good things about them. I would love to play one, but nobody around here (Boston) carry's them, it's pretty rediculous. So somebody please help me out, I've been without a bass for quite sometime and would love to have one of my own. (I'm using my friend's crappy bass...) For equipment I have a GK 400 RB-III which i'm looking to upgrade to a Mesa Boogie 400+. And an Ampeg 410. Just started about a year ago, so bear with me! But I figure i'd start with the main piece and do it right! Thanks.