I've decided that I want to get a higher end bass. I've owned a lot of nice basses over the years, but nothing that I would consider boutique'ish. I've played everything from current and vintage Fenders, Spectors, a MTD KZX, Warwicks, Ibanez, Deans, EBMM's, etc. I've had GAS fever and gone through close to 40 basses in the past 15 years, but most frequently I've settled on Spectors. At the moment, I have an early 70's Fender p-bass. I'm thinking about a 5-string. I play mostly funk and hip-hop. If you would have asked me a few weeks ago what bass was in my sights, I would have easily said an MTD 535. But, recently, I started to think about Smiths. I'm not as familiar and I don't have access to a Smith anywhere near me. I see both basses mentioned in the same threads frequently. Both seems to have favor among praise/worship bassists and both sound amazing. But, what I'm not finding is sort of a side-by-side comparison of what differentiates both. What are the considerations I should take in comparing a 535 to a BSR5GN?