I've been having some issues with the neck on my 94 Carvin LB76 (can't get the neck anywhere near flat). . Next step is probably my old out of town luthier to see what he can do for it, but I have also started pondering a new purchase of some sort. The rub is, there still isn't a great selection out there. None of the shops around me stock any 6s, and even a lot of better retailers have few if any. I'm willing to go used. I"m also not above building. Thinking a budget of around $2k or so. Tonally, I really like my 4 string J bass, and in general, like something with some "guts" and "personality." An awful lot of the 6s I've played and heard are more hi fi and sterile than I want. I mostly play fingerstyle, but with a bit of slap where needed, and like a fair amount of high end zing. Preference for 2 pickups and some sort of active preamp (That covers pretty much anything I suppose). Ergomics wise, I'm not real picky about spacing, but my carvin is narrower than I'd like (which I think also rules out Ibanez for the most part). Ideally, I'd like something not too heavy, but that is fairly hard on a 6 So I'm open to suggestions. I have toyed with the idea of a warmoth gecko (sans gecko). There's a part of me that is considering trying to get a little more cash and moving up to a Drake or Cliff Bordwell custom, but I think that would be a stretch. I have played a Bongo and really really didn't like it.