So, I've got this older Ibanez Musician that I like. My father bought it in the 80's and isn't interested in the bass currently, so I've basically gotten ownership of it. My deal is, I'd like a less valuable bass to play a lot on, drag over to friends houses, etc. Also, something with a little "faster" neck (thinner) would be welcomed as I have smaller hands, and something a little lighter wouldn't be too bad either. So, I've found three models I'd like to go in and play to get a feel for: First choice would be: Ibanez SR300 http://www.ibanez.co.jp/products/u_...4&cat_id=2&series_id=51&data_id=78&color=CL01 Pros: It's an Ibanez and I like that I prefer the aesthetics and the way the body is sculpted over the others Cons: Some reviewers complain about the output jack placement Second: Yamaha TRBX304 http://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical-instruments/guitars-basses/el-basses/trbx/trbx304/?mode=model Pros: Reinforced jack plate like the Ibanez I currently have I have a Yamaha acoustic that's proven its build quality over the years Cons: It's solid mahogany so it's maybe the heaviest of the three? Third: ESP B-154DX STR http://www.espguitars.com/products/9844-b-154dx-str?category_id=1963318-b-series Pros: Flamed maple top is quite nice looking Cons: It's the only one of the bunch without a 5-piece neck So there are the three I'm aware of, of course the REAL test is going and playing all three but I figure if anyone knows something I don't about them it would be good to hear about it now. The Yamaha RBX170 seems like a handy enough bass for about half the cost, but it's a single piece neck and the body contouring isn't as nice.