Hey all... 'Tis the season for getting rid of a Crapatino, so I'm getting a new bass in the next couple of weeks. I've been doing research in preparation, and am pretty psyched about everything. The shop and its owner that I'm buying from has a good reputation, and one of the luthiers working there as an assistant used to work in Gage's shop as well, though his name escapes me at the moment. Anyway, here are the basses I'm considering in my price range, and barring the obvious subjective points of price vs. sound, etc., what is everyones' general impression of these selections? Sam Shen SB100 Howard Core K-61laminated Howard Core K-64 Hybrid (carved top) Euro Basic laminated Lidl (Czech made) laminated I'm leaning heavily toward the Shen, based on what everyone here has said about them in the past, but the others look good as well from what I've been able to read about them. Any feedback from the crew here would be great. Thanks!