It's that time of year again! (for me anyway) I've been looking for a new bass, and I think I narrowed it down to the Ibanez SR500 (http://ibanez.com/guitars/guitar.asp?model=SR500) and the Ibanez EDA900 (http://ibanez.com/guitars/guitar.asp?model=EDA900&color=2). They're roughly the same price. The EDA I'm looking at is being blown out for $720 Canadian (INCLUDING GST). It's been in the store for a looooong time, but it plays very nice, although it looks like a "Jetson bass" and the EQ is very confusing. I got some very nice tones out of it though, and it's so comfy to play! The SR500 is brand new at another store, and it plays very nicely and is extremely light. I'm just wondering why it's so light... I mean it's noticeable lighter than the EDA, but it's made of mahogany and wenge. It's the exact same price as the EDA, which makes things difficult. Another thing I'm wondering is why I could barely get a nice bass-heavy tone out of it. I played it through an Ampeg BA-210 set flat, and the only way I could get a good tone was by cranking the bass and mids and almost turning off the treble. But I'm told it was unpacked that morning, so it's probably just the strings. I play in a rock band, and I need to cut through, so I'll need strong mids. Other than that, I like a nice warm, round fat tone, no "zing" and no harshness. As well, since my main bass (Ibanez BTB405) is a heavy mofo, I want a nice light bass. I've heard some great things about the EDA, some horrible things about the EDA, and basically nothing about the SR500. I'm probably going to be buying one of these basses within the week, so can people who have hopefully compared both these basses give me some advice? Thanks in advance!