Hey all Recently Ive made a few threads regarding getting a new bass. However, I cannot afford a new higher end one right, and my band is going to start gigging in a couple of weeks. Do you think I should just stick with my current bass (a Hamer Slammer in really bad condition), or buy an Essex? Ive heard nothing but good reviews about this bass, and I can actually afford it. Should I get the SX and then eventually get a new, higher end bass down the road when I have more experience? Or should I wait and save up for a high end bass now. Ive only been playing about a year. Thanks alot in advance for all the input, especially to the guys who responded to all my "should I get..." threads.