Rules: Show us (or tell us about) your bass that cost less than $700 when you bought it. It can be WORTH more -- for instance, my Samick was probably around 250 new, but I'm putting a fair amount of cash into customizing it (new pickups, preamp, bridge, knobs for now, possibly a new neck for an end of school year present) so by the end it'll probably be over the 700 limit. As it stands I have the p'ups and preamp (not in, but they're about 5 feet away from me right now) and the bridge for Christmas. The Samick is a P/J with a pretty decent neck and a really nice finish, but the sound just isn't right, which is why it's being modded. By the by, this also applies to basses that were worth 700 at any point in the 20th and 21st centuries -- that includes ridiculously old vintage stuff.