I've got a really nice bass, IMHO. MIJ Ibanez BTB510E with mahogany body, five piece neck, upscale hardware, and I've swapped out the stock electronics for Nordstrand Big Splits and an Audere preamp. It sounds good but I always seem to be fiddling with the sound. Recently I played a USA Musicman Sterling and the tone blew me away - slightly hollow and vintage sounding with great growl - but the $1400 price tag is way out of my league. Today I happened by my local GC and found an old OLP MM fiver. Tarnished frets and dirty fretboard but otherwise in great shape. I tried it and I got that same Sterling sound!! They've got it for $199 but there's no way I can come up with the $220 I would need without selling my current bass. What would you do?