At a local Sam Ash *they actually have very helpful, nice employees* they have a blue RB 5, dated 1998, new, and actually, is still really clean, actually it hasnt been played much at all. Is a great bass, for $1091+tax. Im new to 5 strings, and the neck is a bit big, but its not a problem, sitting down. There is also a MIJ Bass VI, I think the date is 2000, but im not sure on MIJ stuff, the first number is 0 though. Beautiful instrument, I didnt play it as much as the RB5 (I went there to check out the RB5) but it did sound good. There is one ding on the back. The price is $671+tax It would take a bit to get the money for the RB5, but I have a job and am selling unused basses *MIA P and musicmaster* I am leaning towards the VI since the neck is easier to manage, and I have a *real* bass in my modded MIM J. Anyone wanna chime in and help out with my choice?