I am struggling with trying to figure out which bass would be more appropriate for my needs. Presently, I have a Jay Turser Violin Bass with La Bella Hofner strings and a Squier Custom Vibe 50's bass. I love them both. I will say I am drawn constantly to the Turser for a variety of reasons: I love the richness of the sound. It has the McCartney connection and I like the short scale. Presently I am playing a good bit of alt country and classic rock. I am looking at a used Hofner CT or a used "real" Hofner as well as either a MIJ Precision and a Gibson Les Paul Bass or Midtown Bass. My question is this. Is there a bass that will give me what I love about the Hofner and perhaps cover a wider tonal pallete? It will, in all likelihood, have to be used. Finally, I will want something that will be worth passing down to my children. Thank you all for considering this rather long winded question.