Hello I got a new bass. This is my first "real" bass i guess. It was time for me to move on from my learning bass (which was good for learning) so i went for a road trip to melbourne and visited some music shops. In the end it came down to the Yamaha B604 and Spector Performance 4. I choose the spector. I was thinking to get an active bass but the spector offered lots of different sounds and was passive plus i can always add a preamp latter if i decide to do studio work. I got it in Amber and it looks brilliant. The neck is thicker than my first bass but not really thick like the yamaha was. The bass is really easy to play compared to my old one especially with slapping which i find i dont need to put as much effort or power into it. I got a gig bag with it, and it is no ordinary gig bag..it looks like a space ship..it has the same ammount of padding as a case and lots of other storage room and the reason i choose it over the case was becuase it is easier to carry round, epecialy at school Here is the link to my website with a few photos on it...the page will take awhile to load.. My Spector So that is my story...if anyone is interested in getting one of those spectors i say do it...you wont regret it and if you have any questions you can ask me.