Okay guys I've been gassing for a Lakland 44-01 for a while now but there is one problem standing in my way. I don't have the money, so I'm asking you guys what you would do in my position. I am considering selling my two basses an MTD artist 5 and an Ibanez to make up the $735 for the 44-01. Now don't get me wrong the MTD AND the Ibanez have served me well but I have been itching for a maple neck for a long time and the Lakland is just calling to me. I would try the Lakland but I can't because I live in a small town and would not be able to for some time and with gas prices going up I can't just drive to the closest large city $100 miles away. Also how does the Lakland play does it slap well? My style is rock/funk if that helps. So what should I do? Sell the two basses or keep them and just save my way up to $735? Sorry if this sounds like a stupid question but I just don't really know how to ask it. Thanks guys.