I am kinda in a bind. I want to buy a bass in August but I am trying to figure out what I want to do. I was thinking of getting a czech spector 5 string, but there is no guitar shop that sells them in my area even though I got a pretty good deal on one from bass central. I don't know how they sound, feel, and play. I was also thinking of a stingray. I really just think of stingrays as a slap toy, they aren't the best when I play fingerstyle. I am going into guitar center in a few weeks and they don't sell spectors. They said they have pedullas, zons, and modulus. What do you think I should do?