I was browsing ZZounds and noticed they have some new ESP basses in stock. ESP LTD RB1005 Electric Bass, 5-String, Spalted Maple Natural Gloss Products - RB Series Basses - The ESP Guitar Company I've never owned an ESP but those look pretty killer. I tried some kind of ESP bass out once quite awhile ago but it was on the cheaper end of the price spectrum and had a few problems I didn't like. Has anyone given those a try? Maybe an older version?