So, I just spent a fair bit of money (comparitively to what I had before and what my resources are) on my rig, mostly finishing it up. One thing I noticed, however, is that decent amplification is highlighting the shortcomings in my instruments. My Yamaha, while I'm fond of it, isn't exactly the best quality instrument around, and my Jazz is gonna need a lot more work before I can play it at any gigs (still rattles and buzzes all over the place). Mind you, my wife thinks I'm just making excuses to myself to spend more money... which may very well be a valid point... But anyway, I had to return back to the music store to replace my DTR-2 (gimpy LED), and unfortunately picked up an Ibanez BTB 4 string while I waited for them to help some other customers. I'm generally not a fan of Ibanez basses, but I guess I usually associate them with the Soundgear products. The BTB kinda blew me away. I tune to DGCF, and sometimes CGCF, so I can really see the benefit of the 35" scale. I loved the string spacing too... way wider than both of my current basses. The overall look impressed me as well... basically, I keep thinking about the damn thing. Even to the point of considering trading in my Yamaha. Of course, it doesn't help that when I search for "BTB" I don't really find anything bad on them... and a fair amount of very positive reviews. This particular model, as I said, it a 4, and not the quilted maple tops that they have on the website now. It looks like just a dark stain on the wood, not a gloss finish... I can't really find a picture of what it looks like online. It has EMG HZ pickups... not sure if those are standard for the line or what. One thing I haven't done is plugged it in yet (something tells me I'll be there tomorrow to do just that), but I have to think it's better than my RBX. They are selling it for $849 Canadian... I guess that would be about 650-700 US? Plus, this is the same place where I just bought a pre-amp, power amp, tuner, rack case, and cabinet. I didn't really push for a deal on those, so I may be able to swing something a little lower... who knows. Either way... I'm smitten. So I guess I'm looking for feedback to either a) dissuade me with bad experiences with the line, or b) give me some moral support should I decide to take the plunge and go for it.