I really like synth basses. So much so that the Korg G5 doesn't quite do it for me -- I like real synth bass controllers. I got a Roland GR77B and GR33 controller and really liked it except for the huge pedalboard. Then 1 string went intermittent on the GR33 so I had to stop using it. Then I bought a PV Midibase. The synth part goes in a rack so that's much cooler, but the triggering on it requires that you learn a new fingering style and the sounds aren't quite as fat. Now I found a guy who will swap me his GR77 (the '80s synth bass w/ the stupid stabilizer arm) for my GR33. My dilemma is that my GR 33 is a very nice bass -- think Ibanez Musician but w/ a set neck. I'd like to get the intermittent pup repaired, but the only guy I know that might be able to do it charged me twice his estimate (without calling) on the last work he did for me. Do I trade a nice synth controller needing repair for an ugly synth controller, or do I just teach myself to play the PV?