Hey, I know you are probably sick of people asking this, but I really would appreciate any advice you can give me. Well it's income tax time and I'm looking for a new bass. About 6 months ago I bought a Silvertone Starter Package. The bass is okay, it's very heavy. I've been to a few local stores and so far the best sounding basses are a Curbow4, and an Epiphone Gothic Thunderbird. I've heard the neckdive is terrible on the latter. Unfortunatly I didnt use a strap when trying it. I'll have about $500-$575 to spend. If anyone has any other suggestions I would really appreciate them. Thanks in advance. ~Terik.