Okay folks....for anyone who has ever been made to feel like an idiot upon venturing into the "Castle" (DB forum), now's your time to take your revenge...I've been in the market for a 6 string Plank to double with in a band I joined this summer. I fell in love with a Ken Smith 6, and someday I'll own one, BUT.....when I showed it to my wife, she said, "Wow! What a beautiful bass". When I showed her the price, she just started laughing. So, in the meantime, I'm looking for something a bit cheaper I'd love to have a 6 string eventually, but what I really need is a high C string to help cover some of the original "unison line" tunes that this group does. Today I was in a local used music store and ran across a Spector NS-2000-5 that played really well. Not only that, but it was set up with a high C instead of a low B. I own two BG's already and have been playing professionally for about 17 years, but I've never spent much on a nice bass because it's always been a kind of "second instrument". Now I think it's time to move up, and I discover that I am as ignorant of which brands have a good reputation as the rawest newbie....Anyway, this Spector was listed (used) at about $600, with Hardshell Case. As far as I can tell, it's in mint condition. Is this a decent price for this model? I should add that I prefer to buy basses that I come to like from playing them, and am very wary of buying online sight unseen. On the other hand, I don't want to get ripped off. Suggestions, anyone? Oh, and paybacks for prior Castle DB mistreatment are welcome. Fire away!