<exposition> After playing guitar for 7 years in several bands i decided my true calling was to play bass, that it was the passion for playing i was missing for a long time. Sold my guitars for pocket change(one chinese ibanez clone of unknown origins and a Cort Stat2) and am now on my journey to find my bass! Now i have a bit of an issue, i live in Israel, and guitars/basses cost in stores about 2/3 times what you would pay for the same brand/model in america or uk. </exposition> i managed to gather around $240 I really dislike the neck profile of P-basses, as i have small woman-like hands and the girth is too much to handle. Jazz Basses are fine, scale length is long but i can get used to it. I would love the extended range of a 5 string but it really isnt a priority for me. I love SX Basses but Rondo charges $115 shipping to israel, plus i have to buy a hardshell case, making it cost more than twice what i pay for a bass. Thomann seem kind of fine, since most of their harley bentons plus the 50 euro shipping is still cheaper than any other bass i can find. Any opinions on this bass? http://www.thomann.de/intl/harley_benton_hot_rod_5_bass.htm A big thanks if you actually managed to read any of this, let alone reply! P.S. Dont comment about finding Second-hand basses, the second hand market for bass in israel is dead, both online and in local retailers.