Need some advise. Having trouble deciding on my next bass. My currently collaborating with a guitarist on our own insturmental project and will be recording on our own DAWs at home. We have identical gear, monitors, software, interface, etc. I currently have a Hamer USA Cruise bass (Jazz style) and a Spector Rebop. Love both bass', but will buy a new bass soon when I trade-in a cab, and just plain wanting a new bass to help with inspiration. I've been favoring my Spector for our songs, need a "large" bass sound to fill-out the spectrum. We want to keep the sound to drums, one bass and one guitar (mabe two guitars). I wont be have to cut through a wall of guitars or heavy synths. The guitarist just purchased a Sterling so he can do rough ideas (I play guitar too). Issue is that I would like to have a "solo" style bass. This will be my first project that a solo style bass will work (harmonics, taps,fast runs - still need to pratice). I'd like to have low action, I won't mind the fret noise on this project. Not sure if I should go 5 string or not, I had a Carvin LB75 that I liked, but found I didn't use the low B much in a band setting, however I may use it in my current project. Here's what I'm considering (price limit $1400): MM Sterling - 4 (can the action get real low) Spector Euro (may be out of price range) Ibanez - SR500/700 or Prestiege Fender Precision Delux Fender 2008 Precision I'm leaning to the Sterling right now, will have to be ordered. The shop I will buy can order what I'd like, they have a Sting Ray and the Ibanez bass' in stock.