Greetings talk bass folks, I'm new to the forum, have gigged for a living but now just play at church. I have a Squier Pro-tone Precision 5 that really is an amazing bass for what I paid for it and a Peavey Foundation fretless 5, and Danelectro DC. I'm looking for a replacement for the Squier. I used to have a Musicman stingray 5, sold it like a ninny when I quit gigging. Should I save ip the bucks and get another or just go for a $500 range 5? I am very impressed with the Yamaha BBN5S at MF for $489 and the DeArmond Pilot Plus 5 for around $449, this bass seems too good to be true, 35" scale, nech through, active electronics. What am I missing here? These appear to have features for he dough as good as the $1000 basses. Bottom line: go for the musicman, or go with the Yamaha or DeArmond?