Was thinking of buying one of these: Peavey Cirrus 5 Tigereye, Yamaha BBNE2 Nathan East or Yamaha TRB5PII 5-Neck-Thru...(NOW, i AM CONFUSED. really don´t know...they are tons of possibilities) I love god Jaco, why not bringing an american jazz bass an anothe bass at the midle price range!!!whoo,could be another possibility (only if you say basses at middle price range-1000-1500) can beat one of 2500-2750.... Give any personal opinions and thoughts or recomendations... terms of construction, playability, appearance, sound, value , versatility.... The 3 I said before where my first possibilities they are 3 wonderfull instruments....every recording I heard with these sounded great I will give more information so it is more clear.....I need to buy the bass or basses new, cause it is safer because my uncle will buy the instrument in Miami....(I live in Argentina so I can´t try it). In Argenitna we are not very well stocked and we can find some good quality basses like fender jazz bass mia, precision MIA, a used musicman, and almost all the models of warwick. However if I buy in Argentina I have to pay twice the price than in America. I have and ergodyne edc 705 and a fender jazz bass fretless made in Mexico. I think it´s time to move to something better..Some of my influences are jaco, nathan, john deacon, richard bona, abe laboriel, louis johnson, james jamerson... need a thick sound and the highs you can hear in songs like for example don´t stop me know, or what it takes of aerosmith.A Warm, thick and perhaps punchy sound (for rock and funk, or slap), very melodic (almost piano like).... Refering to why I am bethwen these brands Right now I will play in a smoth jazz band, similar to larry carlton lee ritenour.... here yopu can listen some of the material http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm...ndid=183388109 that´s why I began listening to abraham laboriel, and love his tone....then I heard him playing a yamaha trb playing live...I felt it was the bass for me, in terms of melodic sound, slap sound, and I think it is a good bass not wide nor to narrow for slapping in a 5 string bass.. I always loved nathan east sound...like this version of old love .. Both are very smoth and melodic, with a fat and clean sound...I need versatility beacause I am on my way to work as a session bass player... The peavey cirrus I heard Toto and very clean sound also....I read here that it has fast playability and a very versatile sound... Anyway I am open to take other recomendations so the bass I choose its is the perfect bass for me (now I have the oportunity to buy the bass in the us, pehaps I will have to wait years to have another opportunity) Take in account I need tight spacing but one that makes possible to slap confortable...(18 mm would be okay) I will buy a gallien krueger 800 rb bass head and a peavey 4x10 cab.. So to conclude the bass I need is the bass I will play all my life....any type of music (but mainly in a jazz context ), and new I expect this information helps... .