Yo! I'm looking at upgrading my gear to sometyhing decent. My dream bass is a Wal, but being a 19 year old Australian makes it much harder to get one. Then I was thinking of getting a ric, but apparently the newer ones construction quality isn't very consistant. Also, I heard their necks are particularly suseptible to warping, and I live in an area where the yearly temp. range is from -4c to 45c, so they probably aren't the best choice for me. Apart from musicmen, What other basses have that kinda kick arse, in your face trebly attack? also, if anyone knows of a hi end bass dealer in sydney, let me know! thanks!