I've been thinking for a while that I need a new bass to accompany my Schecter. While I like my Schecter very much (and I plan on keeping it) I feel like there is something missing. That, and I'd like to try a 5 string if possible. Anyway, here's the choices that I have thought of (of course, these are all used basses): - G&L L2K/L2K5 Tribute: From what I have read this is a real solid bass for the money. The problem is is trying to find one of these basses when they are for sale, and there are none in my area that I can see in person. - Ibanez SR530/SR535: I was blown away when I played one (and back then I didn't have the money to get one, figures) and it seemed really versatile. I liked the Bartolini pickups on it, as it did sound different from my EMGHZ equipped Schecter. But again, finding one is a problem. - DiPinto Belvedere: I tried one at DiPinto's shop in Philadelphia over the winter, and I was quite impressed by it. I did find one, but I don't know how they stack up against the G&L. Plus, there's no 5 string version. - Ibanez SR800LE: This rare bass is being sold in my area and I am very tempted to try it out. Thing is, I know nothing about the 800LE, and how it sounds, what wood is used, etc. I read somewhere that it uses basswood (which is a great tonewood but is fragile), and the pickups aren't powerful. However, unlike the SR530, it's made in Japan. This is also in a PJ configuration. - DeArmond Pilot: Like the SR800LE this is also in a PJ configuration. That said, I know nothing about DeArmond, other than that company and Guild are owned by the same company. Guild Pilots have gotten good reviews, but what about the DeArmond? I think it's passive also, as it has 3 knobs instead of the 5 I saw on pictures online. - Peavey Millenium BXP: I have always been impressed by Peavey's line of products, be them imports or US made. This one seems like a good bass; it's passive JJ, and looks like it can cop a Fender J vibe easily. However the one I saw for sale looked like it had seen better days. - Yamaha BB605: I honestly forget what model this bass was. It was a JJ bass (rather than soapbars), and active, and had a switch (that I think was active-passive). It was not a BB615, nor a BBN5A, and the pickups and electronics were stock (rather than swapped). I don't think it was a 405, but it had the same body and same tuner layout (2+3 rather than 4+1). Anyway, when I played it I thought it was an awesome bass, but I can't remember the model of it so I don't know where to look.