I am torn many times between Tone and Look. When I have live gigs they are primarily "rock" or Soul-Funk but most of my "solo-playing" is fusion or funk/jazz. I love all the solo bassists and dig their tone. My main bass is an EB Musicman Stingray 5 but I am heavily desiring a Ken Smith CR5M. HOw many of you buy your basses to match your gigs? I mean more specifically will you only take a Fender or Ernie Ball to a rock gig or would you be willing to take a Ken Smith or a Fodera to a rock gig if the tone was better for it? I am a college student and have been playing bass for 11 years and the gigs I mainly get are of the rock/christian rock genre but I love the tone of "Higher-End Boutique Style" basses. I have limited funds so owning a herd of basses is out of the question. I can't buy a Musicman, Sadowsky, Ken Smith, and Fender to cover all my gigs. I NEED SOME OPINIONS ON LOOKS AND DOES IT MATTER? Thanks guys!