I'm looking to get a mid-level 6-string to do some Dream Theater stuff and possibly convert to fretless at some point. My budget is $550 or less. I'm primarily looking @ used. This is a list of basses I've tried so far or am interested in trying but haven't gotten a chance to: ESP LTD B206-SM -Played Ibanez SR506 -Played a SR505, not too impressed. Schecter Stiletto Custom 6 -Played a 5-string Stiletto ESP LTD D-6 Dean Edge 6 I'm not totally opposed to a Brice or Harley Benton, but I don't want to buy something OK for $400 new and then have to spend another $400 on a setup, new pickups and a new preamp. So far I preferred the sound of the B206/D-6. I'm still giving the 506 a chance since the 505 I played felt great with very old strings and a mediocre setup, and since it is within my budget to buy used and then upgrade to MK5s. If anyone has got any suggestions or recommendations, I would be happy to read them. Thanks.