I am a guitar player at heart, but I love the bass too. About a month ago I purchased two basses (Fender p-bass & a Fender Victor Bailey signature acoustic bass), and I love playing them. The reason I need help deciding to buy an upright bass is because I have a chance to get a killer Gretsch guitar for a really good price, but I think I can get pretty much any guitar sound I need out of my Fender Strat, and might not be able to get the bass sound I want from the basses I already have. The sounds I am speaking of are Rock-A-Billy bass, 50's music bass, and Bluegrass bass. Can I come close to getting the upright sound from the two basses I listed above, or do you have to have an upright to get that upright sound? What are your opinions? Thanks for your time.