I've been debating so hard lately. I'm currently playing an older Carvin LB76, (6string for those who don't know). I'm about to purchase my first real exotic bass, and I've been playing for 16 years. Outside of my bass, I have only found two other makers who make a 6 string other than Fodera that appeal to me. Those two being Smith and F-bass. So guys, which one is it? I play tons of jazz and contemporary gospel, and love that Smith sound, and also the F bass feel.....Most of you here are F players, so where can I get the most bang for the buck?