OK...I have a Conklin GT-5. Great bass. I love it and plan to play it for years to come. The tone and playability are wonderful. The "problem" is...my band plays some older songs. For example: The Letter - The Boxtops Come Together - The Beatles White Room - Cream Paint It Black - Rolling Stones All Along The Watchtower - Hendrix So, the Conklin is great for the newer music we do, but I need a different vibe for the 60's/70's songs. I'd like to spend around $300 to $400 for a good bass.