Hey. Before anyone mentions it, I already have done various searches on this subject. Currently I play a 4 string S.U.B Sterling. Id love to explore ERB and purchase my own 6 string after my birthday in June. Playing bass in my school's concert band even shows the need to go beyond low E. Alot of the pieces are written in Eb and sometimes the octave doesnt sound as great. Getting back to the point, what 6 string basses $1000 or under would you guys and girls if any suggest? Ive been reading up on Yamaha TRB1006 and the discontinued TRBIIs. At this time they seem the most appealing. Other options seem to be the Ibanez Sr506. Peavy Cirrus basses run too much and so do Carvin basses. The Schecter model is also under a grand. Having played a few Ritters lately and a Sukop, I'm not willing to accept the fact that I wont be getting anything even close to them anytime before I graduate high school let alone college. So, what would are possible basses I should look into? I play alot of rock(from Rush to Incubus to RHCP and Dream Theater), funk, blues, and other genres from time to time. Versatility is a must I guess you could say. I do slap and tap, but I cant say I'm anything to get excited about. Active basses arent a problem. $1000 is stretching what I'd like to spend, so anything over that wont happen. I'd like to pickup something that wont need to be replaced. Quality. Neckthroughs are a huge plus, but I'd be hard pressed to find one in this range. All help is greatly appreciated! Sam.