I'll soon be getting a part of an inheritance. After doing the right thing like putting money away for my son's college and paying off the credit cards, I'm setting aside around 3K for a new bass and guitar. I don't want to make this a "what bass to buy" thread but I am intersted in all opinions as to quality, playability, tone, value, etc. of the equipment I'm most impressed with. I've played them all and they are all very good, and that's the problem and why I would like informed opinions. Assume that you could only have 1 bass. Which would it be and why. I'm figuring on paying around 2k for the bass and the rest on the guitar, although thats flexible. I've listed the choices in order of my preference. The Sadowsky was top but is also the most expensive. I've listed multiple string options because I'm not sure if I'm sticking with the 5 or going back a 4 For those who also play guitar, I'm looking at EBMM and G&L, maybe Fender. Opinions on these would also be appreciated.