Hey All, Okay, so my latest showdown has me going through three different basses, one of which already went back (the only new one, a 2015 Ibanez SR5005OL-read my comments in The Ibanez Club, fyi). The latest is a Roscoe SKB5 Standard Plus, with a very pretty Bubinga Pommele top. The other, arriving hopefully tomorrow, is a Spector Euro6LX. Yeah, one's got an extra string, but I'm fine with both (prefer a 5, but no biggie). I got a good deal on both of these, so it should be interesting to see how the Spector does, as I don't know if I can afford both of these beauties (even with the good prices). I grabbed the Spector, because my loaner Spector, a Korean NS2000/5, has ridiculous sustain, so that won me over. I do know, after having played with the Roscoe, that while the sustain might not equal the Spector (I've never heard a bass with THAT much sustain), it might just have the tightest and meanest sounding low-end I've ever heard in a bass. The E is fantastic, and the low-B is nothing short of growly as hell, taught, and every bit as clear as the rest of the strings. The B even beats the the Mod Q5's I've had in the past. I don't know how Keith Roscoe does it, really. Another cool thing about the Roscoe, is that I could switch the Bart pickups out for Carvin's new radiused RADHV's, as I got spoiled by curved pickups from a few Peaveys I had before. I do notice, while the pickup blend is flat, that the A does have a bit weaker volume to my ears, compared to the other strings. I have seemed to remedy this, though, by favoring either pickup. It's probably got the nicest "P-Bass on steroids" sound I've ever had, and it can cop a nice burpy Jazz tone, too. Buuuuuut, I've also heard nothing but great things about the Euros, which Stu Spector said are just overseas production instruments of his US models. I have taken a liking to the Korean's sound, believe it or not, as even it has "that Spector sound". So, what do y'all think? Btw, I also have a brand-new Schroeder 1210PL cab being delievered today, that'll go into my GK 1001RB-II (such a great and underrated head, imo). Thanks for the input!