"Get what you want, and get it now." Now I said I was looking at a used Stingray I found on a local message board. It was a used 2001 for $800 + shipping, case included with it. There are some cracks in the finish and minor fretwear from giggin...(it IS 7 years old...) but otherwise it looks fine. It's a 5er, which I'm used to. I've been playing a Schecter C5, and it just wasn't cutting it...I can't slap easy on it, especially after playing my friends J bass. And I don't like the pickups, or just the general sound from the bass. The J was the most comfortable thing I have ever played when my friend let me use it for a set (It was a normal Jazz bass), however...and The Geddy Lee jazz looks so temping I love the sound, the looks, the fact that my favorite bass player uses one... but a Stingray is one of the best (or at least most expensive) "Mass produced" basses, and a lot of people used them, Flea, the guy from Chevelle, Dinosaur Jr's bass player used one from time to time...ugh I don't know what to do!! I play all types of music, from Jazz to Metal, so I'll just have to make due if the 'Ray can' do jazz and the Ged can't do metal.. UGH but choices choices. The Geddy Lee is about the Same price (remember when it was in the 600's? ahh good times) Any opinions or ideas would help, thanks. Anyone who has played both I would be glad to hear. And thank you so much, this is very important...this could decide my main bass for a long time.